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From Ugo Cei <>
Subject Re: [RT] XMLForm
Date Mon, 26 May 2003 07:26:30 GMT
Christopher Oliver wrote:
> I received a private communication from Ivelin suggesting to replace the 
> XMLForm block with the JXForms implementation in the scratchpad, 
> incorporating features he added in his code for the 2.1 
> release.

+1 :-)

We just started implementing a new application, and before deciding 
which kind of GUI to use (native, Swing or web), we are doing a 
proof-of-concept using XMLForm/JXForms. So expect me to fill many bug 
reports in the coming days.

> Unfortunately, however, the stylesheets that are shipped with XMLForm 
> are not generic, but instead, apparently, must be reused in a 
> cut-and-paste fashion, and modified for each application.

Indeed. Maybe we should design a helper stylesheet to transform xf:* 
elements to HTML <input>s and the like, and leave the composition of 
those into a page, using a <table> or something else, to an 
application-specific stylesheet. Easier said than done, though.

I'd also like to explore the possibility of deriving client-side 
validation code from a Schematron, Relax_NG or other type of schema.

And last but not least, my personal pet peeve: make "views" internal 
only. At the moment, IIUC, you cannot call sendPage(URI) if the URI is 
matched by a matcher in an internal-only pipeline.


Ugo Cei - Consorzio di Bioingegneria e Informatica Medica
P.le Volontari del Sangue, 2 - 27100 Pavia - Italy
Phone: +39.0382.525100 - E-mail:

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