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  • To: "Williams, Greg - ETA" <Williams.Greg@dol.gov>
  • Subject: Re: [xml-dev] XFORMS
  • From: Sacha Schlegel <sacha_ml@schlegel.li>
  • Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 13:44:56 -0700
  • Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • In-reply-to: <08F7F07226AFD74CB93C089173DA2EE1061249@ETA-CL03-EVS.eta.dir.labor.gov>
  • References: <08F7F07226AFD74CB93C089173DA2EE1061249@ETA-CL03-EVS.eta.dir.labor.gov>

Hi Gregory

You may also give Open Office (OO) [1] 2.0 a try. 

OpenOffice 2.0 supports XForms (in a limited form per today). 

You can design you own forms. You can import a sample XML instance and
drag and drop elements and attributes to your OO form (setting up the
forms xml bindings through XPath). The individual forms (text input
widget, check box widget) allows you to set read only, eg data format
required etc. A button can then be assigned to either store the updated
XML instance to a file on the disk or even post the XML instance
to a URL.

OpenOffice uses Open Document Format, so you are able and allowed to
unzip the actual OO document and change/modify the XML instance (obviously XPath
expressions must be still correct) in the content.xml file, zip it up

OpenOffice is open source and has no software license costs. OpenOffice has already today a large end user base.

So maybe something that brings you were you want, if you look at
client-side XForms.

Kind regards

Sacha Schlegel

[1] http://www.openoffice.org

On Mon, 2006-01-30 at 12:37 -0500, Williams, Greg - ETA wrote:
> Guys,
> Has any one successfully used XFORMS? I have tried running Xforms on
> IE 6.0, and fire fox, and it does not work. Are there plug-ins that I
> need? I have run out of ideas.
> "If you will only untie his hands, and give him a chance, I think he
> will live. He will work as readily for himself ........"
> Frederick Douglas
> Gregory Williams
> MIS Director 
> Oracle Certified Professional
> 703-516-2215


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