Curious: online demo? xforms client?

Skip to first unread message

Jack Bates

Mar 29, 2010, 1:58:41 PM3/29/10
to eaditor
I'm quite interested in this EAD and XForms project, but little green
in my knowledge of XForms - interaction with the EAD XForms interface
is through a web browser? or another client? Does the client need
support for XForms, like this Mozilla XForms web browser extension?

Is an online demo available, so I can get more information about your
project before committing to setting up the Java server requirements?
Even some screenshots - or better, a brief screencast - would be

Much thanks!

Ethan Gruber

Mar 29, 2010, 2:10:50 PM3/29/10
Hi Jack,

XForms is a specification that defines XML and a web form in a model-view relationship.  The Firefox browser extension is fairly rudimentary, but there are a few Java-based server applications that can run in Tomcat that process the XForms view and interface with a file system, eXist, or some other interface that is accessible with REST.  I'm using the application, Orbeon, which is open souce.  The user interacts with the data through a web browser, so the UI is browser and platform independent.  All EADitor needs is the JDK installed with the $JAVA_HOME variable set to path of the JDK.

A sandbox is available at , but the system is somewhat slow.  It is probably getting a lot of hits today, and it's a virtual machine with only 1GB of RAM.


To unsubscribe from this group, send email to or reply to this email with the words "REMOVE ME" as the subject.

Reply all
Reply to author
0 new messages