[oXygen-user] Help on XForms validation and auto-completion

Paul Everitt
Mon May 29 11:03:04 CDT 2006

Hi George, thanks for the reply.

A few minutes ago I found this:


The HTTP download didn't work, but the FTP download did.  I was able  
to use the XSD in the wildcard directory to get XHTML 1 and XForms  
working in oXygen with validation and autocompletion.  It's still a  
bit funky:

1) It doesn't include XML Events.

2) All XForms elements go in the <html:body>, including <xf:model>.   
I don't think that's correct, though I haven't yet seen something  
describing XForms in XHTML 1 as a host language that says <xf:model>  
MUST go in <html:head>.

3) I was looking for XHTML 2.  Oh well. :^)

If you find something that is more official and works well in oXygen,  
please email the list.  Thanks!

I guess this stuff is all too new to beg for having an XHTML 2 +  
XForms template in the next release of oXygen. :^)


On May 29, 2006, at 5:48 PM, George Cristian Bina wrote:

> Hi Paul,
> There are a couple of approaches to have XHTML plus XForms  
> validation and content completion.
> As far as I know there is under development at W3C an XML Schema  
> that handles XHTML and XForms. Not sure how to access that  
> though... I will see what I can find out about that and let you  
> know. This will give you both content completion and validation as  
> with any XML Schemata.
> Another approach is to use NVDL or NRL schema to combine the XML  
> Schema for XForms and the Relax NG schema for XHTML. Makoto has  
> such a sample NRL schema here:
> http://www.idealliance.org/papers/dx_xml03/papers/ 
> 04-04-03/04-04-03.html#XForms1
> and IIRC an NVDL schema for XHTML + XForms is presented in the NVDL  
> specification. oXygen has support for NRL and the NVDL support can  
> be added as external tool. This will give you validation but not  
> content completion - we plan to support NRL/NVDL also for content  
> completion in the future.
> Best Regards,
> George
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> George Cristian Bina
> <oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
> http://www.oxygenxml.com
> Paul Everitt wrote:
>> First, my apologies: I know that this has been discussed  
>> elsewhere, and I know most of the pieces, but I can't seem to get  
>> the entire assembly working.  I'm thus appealing for help.
>> Here's my goal: I'm trying to author XHTML+XForms documents.  I  
>> would like to validate them and preferably have autocompletion.   
>> At this stage, I'm not interested in custom XSD schemas in my  
>> XForms instances.
>> I followed the help here:
>>   http://www.oxygenxml.com/pipermail/oxygen-user/2005-July/ 
>> 000518.html
>>   http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rng-users/message/432
>> ...and I have XHTML 2 validation/completion working.  I *thought*  
>> that XHTML2 would give me XForms and XML Events.  Alas, here's the  
>> xhtml2.rng snippet:
>>     <x:h2>XForms module</x:h2>
>>     <x:p>To-Do: work out integration of XForms</x:p>
>>     <!--include href="xforms-11.rng"/-->
>> So no dice.  I then went on a day-long Google hunt, learning more  
>> about namespace routing languages etc. than I could possibly have  
>> wanted to know.  I tried numerous iterations of numerous schemas  
>> for numerous specs.
>> Next, I reviewed the oXygen mailing list archives and forum and  
>> found this:
>>   http://www.oxygenxml.com/forum/ftopic1769.html
>> However, the example there didn't work for me.  Meaning, I could  
>> put <xf:fake/> in my docs and it would still validate.
>> I'd really be interested to hear that someone got XForms plus any  
>> flavor of XHTML working in oXygen.  By working, I mean correct  
>> validation and autocompletion.  I don't particularly care if it is  
>> XHTML 1 or 2, RNG or XSD or NRL, or what version of the spec is used.
>> If anybody has a tarball containing an example document and the  
>> pile of schema docs it needed, I would be thrilled.  All in all,  
>> either this stuff is hard or I'm pretty dumb.
>> --Paul
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