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FW: xforms in xhtml, styled using xsl?

From: Calbazana, Al <ACalbazana@epotec.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 09:00:08 -0400
Message-ID: <792864BE6F6FD41197CD00508B92D00AD021BB@epomail01>
To: "'www-forms@w3.org'" <www-forms@w3.org>

I've looked at both Chiba and other XForms XSLTs.  The general concept is
create templates for all of the controls and their selectUIs; get the
control's reference to the model; process the control's reference to the
model's instance data.  

If you have an XSLT processor that is able to dynamically evaluate the
control's XPath reference to the model, there is no problem.  Some
processors that are capable are MSXML or MSXML w/ Javascript (Yeck!), Xalan,
and LibXSLT.  Check out http://www.exslt.org/ for more info on extended XSLT

The alternative is to pre-process the references before it hits the XSLT
layer or keeping the instance data relatively flat as previously mentioned.
I haven't really looked, but I think the evaluate capability will be part of
future XSLT/XPath processors?



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