W3C XForms (XML powered web forms) is an overhaul to HTML forms from 1993. On-line forms are critical to electronic commerce on the Internet, and the HTML forms design is now beginning to show its age. The advent of XML on the WWW, and the subsequent move to Web services as a means of connecting disparate information technologies to deliver end-to-end customer solutions has now made XML documents central to the fabric of the WWW.
All the examples from the book are available as XML files and are organized by the chapter in which they appear. These make a good starting point for creating XForms content. You can navigate to examples by following links labeled XML Source within the HTML version. Using the links below, you can also browse the examples directly.
Standard Building Blocks
XForms User InterfaceControls
XForms User Interface
XForms Model Properties
XForms Web Services
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1. XML Powered Web Forms.
A Simple Web Application.
Summary Of XForms Benefits.
XForms At A Glance.
XPath--XML Path Language.
XML--Extensible Markup Language.
XML Standards At A Glance.
XForms User Interface Design.
Common Aspects Of XForms Controls.
Collecting Text Input.
Selecting From A Set Of Values.
Selecting From A Range Of Values.
XForms Controls At A Glance.
Aggregation Using group.
Dynamic User Interaction With switch.
Repeating Structures With repeat.
Complete Example Of An XForms User Interface.
XForms User Interface At A Glance.
Attaching Constraints Via Element bind.
Property relevant For Model-based Switching.
Property required For Mandatory Fields.
Property readonly For Controlling Changes.
Property constraint For Dynamic Validation.
Constraining The Number Of Permitted Entries.
Property calculate For Dynamic Computation.
Augmenting Schemas With Type Constraints.
Declaring Privacy Level Via P3P.
XForms Model Properties At A Glance.
Binding Expressions--The Full Story.
XForms Functions At A Glance.
Declarative Event Handlers.
XForms Actions At A Glance.
XForms Events At A Glance.
A Human-Centric View Of Web Services.
Connecting Users To Their Data.
Creating Personalized Information Views.
XForms Web Services At A Glance.
Multimodal Interaction For Ubiquitous Access.
Multimodal User Interface Principles.
Creating Multimodal Interfaces Using Xforms.
Multimodal Interaction At A Glance.
XForms Enables Universal Access.
Design Principles For Accessible Interfaces.
Leveraging XForms Accessibility Features.
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