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From Thorsten Scherler <thors...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Dynamic generation of CForms
Date Thu, 07 Apr 2005 09:34:46 GMT
On Thu, 2005-04-07 at 11:23 +0200, Mattom wrote:
> Hi all !
> 
> After mastering my custom generator problems I am facing CForms now.
> 
> What I want to achieve is:
> o) query my db access objects for metadata - this will give me xml trees 
> describing the tree structure of my db data
> o) transform this metadata xml to a CForms definition
> o) render the form
> 
> I had a look at the form samples and found some useful info in the form1 
> example.
> 
> This example does almost everything the way I'd like to do it, calling a 
> custom action that generates the form instance, and do the rendering in 
> the pipeline. All I have to do, is to replace the "static" filebased 
> generation of the form instance by my dynamically generated form definition.
> 
> Now I am not sure what the approach would be, should I
> 
> o) Stay with a custom action, query my db object for the xml metadata 
> and do a xslt transformation in the action to get my form instance
> or

with that approach you will heavily miss up concerns.  

> o) Do a pipeline  approach, with a generator getting xml from my db 
> layer, then a pipeline xslt transformation
> 

that seems to be the far more cleaner design.

> Thank you,
> Tom

HTH
-- 
thorsten

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