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Unfortunately, it's no longer an open source project, but it WAS quite 
capable of doing what you are asking. I'm still considering getting the 
non-free version for some of the work I doing for my employer. I do 
every much think an application like this could be supported in an open 
manner. It's far from ideal but it is a step in the right direction.


Didier PH Martin wrote:

> Hi,
> As usual, in this list there is a lot of talk and very little walk. 
> Here is a challenge I am proposing to the member of this list and 
> particularly to the people who think great application can be done 
> with a browser technology and W3C frameworks.
> Here it is:
> The goal is to get an XML document to be edited on the client, all 
> validation performed on the client and the filled XML document 
> returned to the server. Let’s start with a modest document as below. 
> What is to be filled are the data content for each element. Simple no?
> So to recap:
> a) The XML document is associated with a stylesheet for rendition. All 
> the element’s data content are empty. The XML document is rendered in 
> the browser using an XSLT stylesheet (you design and implement the 
> stylesheet – rendition is opened)
> b) The user enters the data and the XML data content is filled. The 
> element Version has to be validated. Only 1.0 is allowed. Validation 
> obviously is performed on the client side.
> c) The XML document is returned to the server with all its data 
> content filled
> Here is the XML document:
> <demo>
> <version></version>
> <author>
> <name></name>
> <email></email>
> </author>
> <description></description>
> </demo>
> See, the XML document to be filled is simple. By the way, at first 
> let’s not restrict that to a single browser. IE, Opera, Mozilla or 
> others are fine. As long as the apps can do what is mentioned in this 
> message and no “fat server” technology is used. The whole “fill the 
> blanks” operation should occurs without constant connection with a 
> server. Now let’s see how many can walk their talk
> Cheers
> Didier PH Martin
> http://didier-martin.com <http://didier-martin.com/>

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      • From: "Didier PH Martin" <martind@netfolder.com>


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