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Good work Micah, but I am immediately left with some detail questions:
(1) Inability to specify minLength only. Would it be possible to add a
construct for this by doing something like: "dt:dtname-88-unbounded".
Adding unbounded would indicate no maxLength. This is probably not the best
solution but it feels as though something is needed here.
(2) Is it possible to reuse enum values? I didn't see a mechanism to refer
to an arbitrary datatype-- so I must assume that the only way to specify an
enumeration is through the
dt:enum-value1-value2 facility. These leaves a lot to be desired--
especially when you have a form with multiple state/language/country
enumerations. If instead there were a way to name the enumeration and refer
back to that enumeration you could maintain the declaration in one place. Of
course this would be easy to do with DTD entities as well : )
(3) In future versions do you plan any way to override the
textarea/maxLength functionality? So that you can create textareas for items
with no maxLength?
All the best,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Micah Dubinko" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2004 10:46 PM
Subject: [xml-dev] ANN: Examploforms 0.1
> I've published at http://examploforms.org an initial draft of a new open
> source authoring/modeling tool for forms.
> Think of Schematron and Examplotron, applied to form properties like
> required, read-only, calculations, etc. It includes a stylesheet that
> transforms Examplotron documents into XHTML+XForms. The focus for the
> initial release is not to produce beautiful-looking forms, so if you play
> with it, be prepared to spend some quality time in 'view-source' mode .
> More details in my weblog: http://dubinko.info/blog/
> Available for consulting. XForms, web forms, information overload.
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