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Embedded XForms

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2018 16:36:05 +0200
To: public-xformsusers@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.zjdb6fo7smjzpq@steven-xps>
Hi gang,

This is a sort of day-dream email.

Recently I have had a number of use-cases that included embedding forms  
within forms (the biggest example of course being the test suite).

My current method of doing this is to use an iframe; easy to do but with a  
hurdle: it is hard to communicate between the parent and child forms. The  
only way, it seems to me, is via a submit to a shared resource; not ideal.

Has anyone tried such things already?

It seems to me that the most XForms-like approach would be to pre-populate  
a child-form's instance in some way, and to return values using some form  
of submit to the parent.

Any experience?

Received on Monday, 21 May 2018 14:36:37 UTC

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