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Templating/subforms

From: Adam Flinton <adam.flinton@nhs.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 10:17:04 +0100
Message-ID: <48DCA890.40200@nhs.net>
To: www-forms@w3.org

Dear All,

We have some fairly complex XML documents (often deeply nested)

We often have the need to show a given element in it's own form, in a 
superform (often as a repeat) & then in a super-superform (where the 
super form is itself a repeat).

At the moment this involves a lot of cut & paste etc where instead we 
were wondering if there wads any sort of templating/subform 
technology/standard out there which would allow us to define forms at 
their lowest level and then compose superforms from those forms.

e.g. the other day a simple attribute was added to an element which 
meant changing the form for that element (it is quite a 
complex/multi-attribute element) .

This meant that there was copy and paste going on to......five other 
forms (super, super-super, super-super-super which used/showed that element.

We can do this ourselves as our engine assembles the XForms and fills in 
values etc prior to sending it to chiba for rendering into HTML however 
I do do want to go out on a limb and recreate something where there is 
an existing or standard way of doing this.

e.g. I can put in resolvable hrefs which our XForms composer can then 
use to pull in all the fragments and to ensure that all (Xforms) refs 
are locally rooted.

TIA


Adam



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