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From "Conal Tuohy" <>
Subject RE: basic form tutorial
Date Sat, 16 Aug 2003 01:33:12 GMT
Ben, you can pass the form values to your XSLT something like this:

<map:transform src="song-list-to-html.xsl">

Check out the RequestParameterModule:



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Munat []
> Sent: Saturday, 16 August 2003 12:48
> To:
> Subject: basic form tutorial
> Hello. I'm very new to Cocoon and certainly no xml/programming/web 
> wizard. I have an html page created by an xlst and served by 
> cocoon. The 
> source xml file is a list of songs; the xslt converts the 
> songlist into 
> a table and puts it on a page below a basic header/navbar and 
> a box with 
> some form inputs ("artist" and "title" text boxes and a "style" 
> dropdown) for searching. Now the trick is to get cocoon to reload the 
> page -- after I've entered something in these widgets and 
> clicked submit 
> -- and only display the entries from the songlist that match 
> this criteria.
> I've poked around the wiki and the docs and searched the mailing list 
> and, well, I'm more confused than ever. Often the material is over my 
> head, and oriented-towards doing something fancier than I need; form 
> validation, database interaction and the like.
> All I want to do is get the values of three post variables 
> and fill the 
> table of song data accordingly. Do I turn my xml file into an xsp and 
> put java code in to interpret the post vars? Do I use some other 
> component for this (an action... or this woody thing I keep hearing 
> about)? Is there a tutorial out there that I've missed that has very 
> basic instructions on using form vars?
> Thanks,
> Ben
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