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From Davanum Srinivas <d...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Status of Cocoon-1.X and Cocoon-2.X
Date Sat, 13 Jan 2001 00:33:34 GMT
Donald,

Please post the Form DTD, Example Form and Example Stylesheet.

Thanks,
dims

--- Donald Ball <balld@webslingerZ.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Uli Mayring wrote:
> 
> > On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Sylvain Wallez wrote:
> >
> > > Did you look at the latest XForms draft ( http://www.w3.org/TR/xforms )
> > > ? I find it very promising.
> >
> > I just briefly looked at it and found a few gripes (to me):
> >
> > - it doesn't work with the current browsers due to new controls
> > - it needs a special program running (XForms Processor)
> > - it has a special communication protocol with the XForms Processor
> >
> > This doesn't sound so promising to me, in fact it is overly complicated.
> 
> i think it's too ambitious and complicated. but i'm biased i guess - i
> have not been very impressed with the mozquito stuff i've seen so far.
> 
> > Plus, it seperates user interface from content. While that sounds nice at
> > first, it also seems to mean that we have to continue writing front-ends.
> > We may use a different syntax, but we're still hand-coding frontends. I
> > want to generate frontends automatically from an XML template, for example
> > an XML Schema - it doesn't appear XForms is up to that. The 120KByte
> > stylesheet to convert from simple syntax to Schema syntax was funny,
> > though :)
> >
> > I don't mind writing data models, but why should I write frontends, when
> > all the information is already in the data model?
> 
> i have my own XML form schema that i tend to use when generating forms
> from cocoon. it's very much like HTML forms but with some extra stuff.
> form input elements can have a label, a datatype, they may be required or
> not, etc. a standard stylesheet can render the forms as HTML forms or what
> have you.
> 
> i like this approach a lot. it's an intuitive incremental step from HTML
> forms that gets the job done. i have no doubt that a more complex forms
> model will come along - but i don't think that now is the time.
> 
> if anyone's interested, i can post my form dtd and an example form and
> stylesheet.
> 
> - donald
> 
> 
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Davanum Srinivas, JNI-FAQ Manager
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