Generating XForms from an XML Schema

  • Ján Kasarda
  • Martin Nečaský
  • Tomáš Bartoš
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 88)


As the usage of classic web forms written purely in HTML rises, their capabilities become insufficient. So the XForms technology, the new forms based completely on the XML format, was created. There are several studies of how to automate the process of creating XForms if there exists a schema against which the form will be validated. This paper presents a new method of semi-automatic transformation from the XML Schema to XForms using the XHTML as the host language for generated forms. The proposed algorithm is based on traversing the input XML schema and generating the XForms form in two phases. We prove the feasibility of this concept with the implemented XForms editor.


XML Schema XForms semi-automatic transformation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ján Kasarda
    • 1
  • Martin Nečaský
    • 1
  • Tomáš Bartoš
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Software EngineeringPrague 1Czech Republic

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