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Re: Templating/subforms

From: Adam Flinton <adam.flinton@nhs.net>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:35:22 +0100
Message-ID: <48E200EA.6020306@nhs.net>
To: Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com>
CC: www-forms@w3.org

Erik Bruchez wrote:
> Adam,
> Good to hear about your experience. In general, there are a few 
> avenues for reuse / componentization:
> 1. Basic inclusions, for example with XInclude
> 2. Transformations using a more advanced transformation language like 
> XSLT (which can also "include" content with templates or with external 
> documents)
> 3. "Real" components, using for example XBL [1]
> All of those make sense depending on use cases, and we regularly use 
> them in our implementation (with a particular push on XBL at the moment).
> -Erik
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xbl/
> -- 
> Orbeon Forms - Web Forms for the Enterprise Done the Right Way
> http://www.orbeon.com/

The only problem I have is that the JAXP Xinclude std implementation 
doesn't include the xpointer()/xpath scheme which would be very very 
useful but I can live with position (/1/2) etc for now.
Also a pity that it only appears to use dtd id & not XSD/schema.

It does answer a whole slew of requests though.

e.g. we've been looking at Open EHR templates / Archetypes > XForms & 
the problems have been around re-use etc (esp wrt OpenEHR datatypes) & 
this......has just solved the problems (even if I have to create
a dtd for datatypes etc just so I can use the id lookup).


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