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From "Ivelin Ivanov" <ive...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Announcement] XMLForm 0.81 available in Scratchpad
Date Thu, 25 Apr 2002 02:32:04 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Konstantin Piroumian" <kpiroumian@apache.org>
To: <cocoon-dev@xml.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: [Announcement] XMLForm 0.81 available in Scratchpad


> Great news, Ivelin!
>
> >
> >  +=============================================================+
> > [|]  Cocoon's new form handling solution just got more robust [|]
> >  +-------------------------------------------------------------+
> > [|]  with the addition of two new tags - group and repeat.    [|]
> >  +=============================================================+
>
> What tags else are supported?



form
output
textbox
textarea
password
selectone
selectboolean
group
repeat


Most were implemented by Torsten.


>
> >
> >
> > The syntax and semantics for these tags was borrowed from the XForms
spec.
> >
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/xforms/slice9.html#ui-group
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/xforms/slice9.html#ui-repeat
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-xforms-20020118/sliceE.html
> >
> > I would like to note that <repeat/> is a very powerful iterating tag,
> since
> > it unrolls over a nodeset resulting from its xpath selector. Flat
> > collections is the simplest type of things it can iterate over.
> > See the XForms repeat tag documentation to learn what you can do with it
> and
> > remember that since the underlying Form model can be a DOM node as well
as
> a
> > JavaBean or even both mixed together, the data structures which can be
> > addressed and enumerated can be quite unconventional.
> >
> > The XMLForm demo in Cocoon Scratchpad was updated to show the use of
group
> > and repeat.
> >
> > When you build the latest cocoon snapshot with scratchpad,
> > point your browsers to
> >
> > http://localhost:8080/cocoon/mount/xmlform/wizard.html
>
> If you add this to your xmlform/sitemap.xmap then your sample will be more
> user friendly ;) :
>
>                 <map:match pattern="">
>                     <map:redirect-to uri="cocoon:/wizard.html"/>
>                 </map:match>
>
> >
> >
> > This addition mostly concludes my mission of implementing a server-side
> > XForms subset natively integrated in Cocoon.
>
> I am very interested to see where did you get with it.
>
> >
> > From here on, I will be looking for more feedback, suggestions for
> > improvement, performance enhancements, patches and very crital - user
> > documentation.
> > The code has relatively detailed javadoc, but any assistance with a
HOWTO
> > document will be appreciated.
> >
> > Hopefully XMLForm can make it in the Cocoon 2.1 core distro if it
gathers
> > enough votes.
>
> I am +1 for it.
>
> Expect more comments from me soon!
>
> --
> Konstantin
>
> >
> >
> > Best wishes to all,
> >
> >
> > Ivelin
> >
> >
> >
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