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From d...@cocoon.apache.org
Subject [Cocoon Wiki] Updated: XFormsInCocoon
Date Thu, 07 Oct 2004 15:26:24 GMT
   Date: 2004-10-07T08:26:24
   Editor: LarsHuttar <larsspam@huttar.net>
   Wiki: Cocoon Wiki
   Page: XFormsInCocoon
   URL: http://wiki.apache.org/cocoon/XFormsInCocoon

   no comment

Change Log:

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@@ -61,7 +61,7 @@
 
  * It's not highly obvious how to get your web pages to use DENG. However I wrote a tiny
how-to which is currently at http://claus.packts.net/deng/forum/viewtopic.php?t=201 and with
that, it should be pretty straightforward. (To do: add a section at the end of this page describing
how to use DENG in Cocoon pages. See also the last bullet above under "Good Points".)
 
- * Only a subset of XForms is supported. I'm not sure what's left out; a list of supported
features is available at [http://claus.packts.net/deng/features.php]. This list looks pretty
inclusive.
+ * Only a subset of XForms is supported. I'm not sure what's left out; a list of supported
features is available at [http://claus.packts.net/deng/features.php]. This list looks fairly
inclusive. One thing that ''is'' missing is a variety of submit methods. DENG currently only
seems to support the POST method, with XML data in the request body (i.e. you can't do a GET
with the data as request parameters). For me this meant I had to learn about the StreamGenerator
to get the form data into a pipeline.
 
  * Users do have to have a Flash plugin installed. However it seems to me that most will
already have it, or can easily do so.
 
@@ -73,7 +73,7 @@
 
 The caveats don't seem to bad for the time being. Moreover, I feel comfortable with them
because I'm not locked in. If I decide on a different solution, I should be able to repurpose
the XForms output to some other renderer, such as Chicoon, without much trouble. I haven't
done this yet, but I will most likely create an "insert DENG object" transformer that isolates
any DENG-specific code from the rest.
 
- * Later note: I have not been successful in getting DENG to communicate the values of a
form to Cocoon. I can get Cocoon to receive values from a regular HTML form (as request parameters)
or from a Cocoon Form; I can also run a [http://claus.packts.net/deng/deng_test.php?f=examples/xforms/googel.html&debug=1
demo] of DENG submitting values to a php script  and it works. But I have not been able to
set up a DENG/XForm page so that I can hit "submit" and have a Cocoon pipeline receive the
data. If anyone has, I would appreciate a holler.
+I also would like to try [http://www.formsplayer.com FormsPlayer], which claims to be fully
XForms compliant, and compare it with DENG. The drawback here of course is that the user has
to explicitly download/install the FormsPlayer plugin, and it only works in IE apparently.
 
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