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Re: XForms and InfoPath

From: Lars Oppermann <Lars.Oppermann@Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 13:10:28 +0100
To: "Huditsch, Roman (LNG-VIE)" <Roman.Huditsch@lexisnexis.at>
Cc: Tamasoiu Simina <t_simina@yahoo.com>, www-forms@w3.org
Message-id: <440D7834.4060804@sun.com>

Hi,

chiba (http://chiba.sourceforge.net/) includes an xsd to xforms xslt in 
tools/xs2xf. I haven't tested it much yet, but maybe you should have a look.

Bests,
/lars

Huditsch, Roman (LNG-VIE) wrote:
> Hi,
>  
> I recently found a sourceforge project which uses XML Schemas for 
> generating XForms controls within XHTML documents.
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/xsdtrans
> I must confess that I haven't tested it yet.
> As far as I know XFormation also offers a nice feature for 
> schema-generated forms.
> Take a look at http://www.xformation.com/product/pr03_11.asp
>  
> Hope this helps.
>  
> best regards,
> Roman
> 
>     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>     *Von:* www-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org]
>     *Im Auftrag von *Tamasoiu Simina
>     *Gesendet:* Dienstag, 07. März 2006 09:07
>     *An:* www-forms@w3.org
>     *Betreff:* Re: XForms and InfoPath
> 
>     Hi,
>      
>     Thanks for your reply! 
>     I already have a standard XML schema. The problem is that is very
>     large and indeed, contains a lot of rich text and recursivity. And i
>     dont know whether i can integrate these 2 items into XForms. This
>     schema was integrated into InfoPath, but now that we want to replace
>     InfoPath with Xforms i cannot use anything from the InfoPath stuff..
>     :)And i only have the schema as a starting point. Any oppinions of
>     how could i do that?
>     Im looking forward for your answer.
>     Simina 
> 
> 
>     */Jason Bailey <j.bailey@sussex.ac.uk>/* wrote:
> 
>         Hello,
> 
>         I've spent a lot of time using Infopath and Xforms together. I
>         don't think
>         this is a good way to work. Infopath, for example, doesn't
>         produce text
>         only xml and so some of the xml (rich text) produced by Infopath
>         would not
>         be readable.
> 
>         I think it would be better, if possible, to re-write the schema to
>         standards rather than use Infopath's schema. Not sure if that
>         helps!
>         Infopath uses a lot of rich text boxes which I don't think will
>         translate
>         to xforms, will they?
> 
>         Jason
> 
>         --On 06 March 2006 01:24 -0800 Tamasoiu Simina wrote:
> 
>          >
>          > hello everyone!
>          >
>          > I'm pretty new to XForms, but I have to learn to use them for
>         our new
>          > project.
>          > The project concerns integrating a XML Schema into XForms.
>         The form
>          > derived from the schema is currently used with Microsoft's
>         InfoPath. All
>          > I have to do is replace InfoPath with XForms.
>          >
>          > Can anyone give me an advice of how to start? Are there any
>         tools that i
>          > can use to implement, edit XForms?
>          > I would also want to know if recursion is supported by XForms.
>          >
>          > i would appreciate it if you could help me out a little bit!
>          > simina
>          >
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