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Re: Templating/subforms

From: Adam Flinton <adam.flinton@nhs.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 15:44:03 +0100
Message-ID: <48DCF533.30806@nhs.net>
To: www-forms@w3.org

Adam Flinton wrote:
> 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.

I have solved this using XInclude and the xipr stylesheet.


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