Re: SGML and Forms

Subject: Re: SGML and Forms
From: Chris Maden <crism@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 1998 11:31:00 -0500
[Martin Bryan]
> What is desparately needed is a mechanism whereby users can invoke
> both local and remote processes from a) a change to a field value
> (e.g. validate the contents of this field as a part number against a
> specified database) b) the relationship between field values
> (e.g. does this field contain the right cost for an item whose part
> number is shown in field1 and whose quantity is shown in field2) c)
> the completion of a segment of a form (e.g.  when this field is
> completed send all the fields in this section for processing) d) the
> formal submission of a signed form for subsequent processing
> (e.g. compute digital signature, store in local repository, send to
> legal notary and, once these operations have been acknowledged as
> successfully completed, submit entered contents to organization who
> issued the form).

The XSL WG is well-aware of this need, and spent a fair amount of time
discussing it at the last face-to-face.  I have no idea at this point
what form the mechanism will take, but forms and interactivity are on
the draft XSL requirements list.  You, and anyone else with an
interest in this, should subscribe to the xsl-list[*] so that your
input will be seen by the whole XSL WG.


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