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From Andrew Savory <>
Subject Re: [RT] Towards a new/another Forms Framework
Date Tue, 01 Apr 2003 14:34:27 GMT

Hi Bruno,

On Tue, 1 Apr 2003, Bruno Dumon wrote:

> It should be possible to create a form just by describing its structure
> in an XML file (lets call this a "form description"). I don't like the
> fact that for XMLForm/Struts the user needs to write a bean just to hold
> the form data. Apparently the struts people are realizing this and have
> introduced something like 'DynaFormBeans' for this purpose. XMLForm
> allows to use any DOM document as data-structure, but a DOM document can
> only hold strings, and not dates or numbers.

Interesting. We've been thinking long and hard recently about whether or
not it's possible to dynamically generate a form (or wizard-style set of
forms) from a given Schema. This is basically because we're getting lots
of requests to build "ingestion interfaces" that allow people to add
content to a database based on a given metadata standard (which is
provided as a schema). I think there's a lot of crossover between our
schema-based forms plan and your RT.

> Thoughts?

Where do we start? ;-)


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