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From Tim Larson <>
Subject Re: Conversion Schema XSD to woody Form.. possible ?
Date Tue, 16 Mar 2004 20:40:47 GMT
On Tue, Mar 16, 2004 at 09:13:08PM +0100, Joerg Heinicke wrote:
> On 16.02.2004 17:27, Nicolas Maisonneuve wrote:
> >hy, with the woody new features (dynamic widget, etc..) ,do you think
> >that it's theoricaly possible to create a tools to convert XSD to
> >woody form ?
> We have to ask somebody who knows the dynamic widgets at best: Tim, are 
> you listening? May I ask what's your specific use case for this?

In theory you could.  Here is what I think it would involve:

Either write a new set of widget definition builders (currently somewhat
hard, but will be much easier soon, if/when I get time to work on the
framework some more :),
Or use some XSLT, etc. to transform the XSD into a proper format to act
as a widget definition file, probably referencing it via the "cocoon:/"
protocol.  I know someone else who has taken this route successfully for
a very specific XSD.

The current set of widgets (including class/new/struct/union) should
work fine as-is for this application, but FYI they are being redesigned to
be more flexible and easier to understand and use.  Please feel free to
comment on the old and/or new designs (or even implement the new designs
if you like them and have time and interest before I can get to them :)

Current dynamic widget set documentation (for Cocoon version 2.1.4):

New, proposed (not yet implemented) dynamic widget set design docs:

Comment on the list or edit either wiki page as you wish to add comments
or alternate designs.

--Tim Larson

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