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   Re: [xml-dev] ANN: Examploforms 0.1

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1) minLength-only is interesting. Most of the use cases I'm running into 
have data going into database fields with strict length limitations, but 
still a good thought.

2) examplotron itself has eg:define/eg:content, which I probably will be 
looking at fairly soon. FWIW, the current implementation spits out only 
a single XML Schema simpleType no matter how many times the same 
datatype value (either enumerated or limited-length) is used.

3) In general, anything where the system tries to make a best guess is 
subject to overriding. The trick is to do it without re-creating all of 
XForms :)



Jeff Rafter wrote:

> 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,
> Jeff Rafter

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