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Re: XForms and InfoPath

From: T. V. Raman <raman@users.sf.net>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 06:03:49 -0800
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To: t_simina@yahoo.com
Cc: www-forms@w3.org

On the other hand, you might want to use this golden opportunity
to first simplify your schema in the interest of future
maintainability. 

>>>>> "Tamasoiu" == Tamasoiu Simina <t_simina@yahoo.com> writes:
    Tamasoiu> Hi, Thanks for your reply!  I already have a
    Tamasoiu> standard XML schema. The problem is that is very
    Tamasoiu> large and indeed, contains a lot of rich text and
    Tamasoiu> recursivity. And i dont know whether i can
    Tamasoiu> integrate these 2 items into XForms. This schema
    Tamasoiu> was integrated into InfoPath, but now that we want
    Tamasoiu> to replace InfoPath with Xforms i cannot use
    Tamasoiu> anything from the InfoPath stuff.. :)And i only
    Tamasoiu> have the schema as a starting point. Any oppinions
    Tamasoiu> of how could i do that?  Im looking forward for
    Tamasoiu> your answer.  Simina
    Tamasoiu>   
    Tamasoiu> 
    Tamasoiu> Jason Bailey <j.bailey@sussex.ac.uk> wrote: Hello,
    Tamasoiu> 
    Tamasoiu> I've spent a lot of time using Infopath and Xforms
    Tamasoiu> together. I don't think this is a good way to
    Tamasoiu> work. Infopath, for example, doesn't produce text
    Tamasoiu> only xml and so some of the xml (rich text)
    Tamasoiu> produced by Infopath would not be readable.
    Tamasoiu> 
    Tamasoiu> I think it would be better, if possible, to
    Tamasoiu> re-write the schema to standards rather than use
    Tamasoiu> Infopath's schema. Not sure if that helps!
    Tamasoiu> Infopath uses a lot of rich text boxes which I
    Tamasoiu> don't think will translate to xforms, will they?
    Tamasoiu> 
    Tamasoiu> Jason
    Tamasoiu> 
    Tamasoiu> --On 06 March 2006 01:24 -0800 Tamasoiu Simina
    Tamasoiu> wrote:
    Tamasoiu> 
    >>
> 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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    Tamasoiu> 
    Tamasoiu> 
    Tamasoiu> -- Jason Bailey IT Services University of Sussex
    Tamasoiu> http://www.sussex.ac.uk/USIS/phone/details.php?id=17011
    Tamasoiu> 
    Tamasoiu> 
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    Tamasoiu> <div>Hi,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thanks for
    Tamasoiu> your reply!&nbsp;</div> <div>I already have a
    Tamasoiu> standard XML schema. The problem is that is very
    Tamasoiu> large and indeed, contains a lot of rich text and
    Tamasoiu> recursivity.&nbsp;And i dont know whether i can
    Tamasoiu> integrate these 2 items into XForms.&nbsp;This
    Tamasoiu> schema was&nbsp;integrated into InfoPath, but now
    Tamasoiu> that we want to replace InfoPath with Xforms i
    Tamasoiu> cannot use anything from the InfoPath stuff.. :)And
    Tamasoiu> i only have the&nbsp;schema as a starting
    Tamasoiu> point. Any oppinions of how could i do that?</div>
    Tamasoiu> <div>Im looking forward for your answer. </div>
    Tamasoiu> <div>Simina&nbsp;</div> <div><BR><BR><B><I>Jason
    Tamasoiu> Bailey &lt;j.bailey@sussex.ac.uk&gt;</I></B>
    Tamasoiu> wrote:</div> <BLOCKQUOTE class=replbq
    Tamasoiu> style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px;
    Tamasoiu> BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid">Hello,<BR><BR>I've
    Tamasoiu> spent a lot of time using Infopath and Xforms
    Tamasoiu> together. I don't think <BR>this is a good way to
    Tamasoiu> work. Infopath, for example, doesn't produce text
    Tamasoiu> <BR>only xml and so some of the xml (rich text)
    Tamasoiu> produced by Infopath would not <BR>be
    Tamasoiu> readable.<BR><BR>I think it would be better, if
    Tamasoiu> possible, to re-write the schema to <BR>standards
    Tamasoiu> rather than use Infopath's schema. Not sure if that
    Tamasoiu> helps! <BR>Infopath uses a lot of rich text boxes
    Tamasoiu> which I don't think will translate <BR>to xforms,
    Tamasoiu> will they?<BR><BR>Jason<BR><BR>--On 06 March 2006
    Tamasoiu> 01:24 -0800 Tamasoiu Simina
    Tamasoiu> <T_SIMINA@YAHOO.COM>wrote:<BR><BR>&gt;<BR>&gt;
    Tamasoiu> hello everyone!<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt; I'm pretty new to
    Tamasoiu> XForms, but I have to learn to use them for our
    Tamasoiu> new<BR>&gt; project.<BR>&gt; The project concerns
    Tamasoiu> integrating a XML Schema into XForms. The
    Tamasoiu> form<BR>&gt; derived from the schema is currently
    Tamasoiu> used with Microsoft's InfoPath. All<BR>&gt; I have
    Tamasoiu> to do is replace InfoPath with
    Tamasoiu> XForms.<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt; Can anyone give me an
    Tamasoiu> advice of how to start? Are there any tools that
    Tamasoiu> i<BR>&gt; can use to implement, edit
    Tamasoiu> XForms?<BR>&gt; I would also want to know if
    Tamasoiu> recursion is supported by XForms.<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt; i
    Tamasoiu> would appreciate it
    Tamasoiu>  if you could help me out a little bit!<BR>&gt; simina<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt; __________________________________________________<BR>&gt; Do You Yahoo!?<BR>&gt; Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around<BR>&gt; http://mail.yahoo.com<BR><BR><BR><BR>-- <BR>Jason Bailey<BR>IT Services<BR>University of Sussex<BR>http://www.sussex.ac.uk/USIS/phone/details.php?id=17011<BR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR><p>__________________________________________________<br>Do You Yahoo!?<br>Tired of spam?  Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around <br>http://mail.yahoo.com 

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