Last modified on 28 May 2010, at 13:08

XForms/Changing Namespaces in Submission

MotivationEdit

You want to control the way that namespace prefixes are handled in your submission.

MethodEdit

We will use the includenamespaceprefixes attribute of a submission.

The XForms 1.1 specification allows the user to change the way that namespace prefixes are handled in a submitted element.

Here is an example of the use of the includenamespaceprefixes attribute to the submission element.

<xf:submission action="http://example.com/submit" 
   method="post" id="submit" 
   includenamespaceprefixes=""/>
<xf:submission action="http://example.com/submit" 
   method="post" includenamespaceprefixes="#default"/>

Sample FormEdit

<html
    xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
    xmlns:ev="http://www.w3.org/2001/xml-events"
    xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
    xmlns:xf="http://www.w3.org/2002/xforms"
    xmlns:task="http://www.example.com/task"
    task:dummy="dummy">
    <head>
        <title>Test of XForms Submission Namespace Inclusion</title>
        <style type="text/css">
            <![CDATA[
            @namespace xf url("http://www.w3.org/2002/xforms");
            body {font-family:Helvetica, sans-serif;}
             .block-form xf|input { display: block; margin: 1ex; }
             .block-form xf|label {display: inline-block; width: 15ex; float: left; text-align: right; margin-right: 1ex; font-weight: bold;}
            ]]>
        </style>
        <xf:model>
            <xf:instance src="input-default-ns.xml" id='save-data'/>
 
            <xf:submission id="submit-std"
                action="http://localhost:8080/exist/rest/db/test/xforms/submission-tests/save-new.xq" 
                method="post"/>
 
            <xf:submission id="submit-null"
                action="http://localhost:8080/exist/rest/db/test/xforms/submission-tests/save-new.xq" 
                method="post"  
                includenamespaceprefixes=""/>
 
            <xf:submission id="submit-default"
                action="http://localhost:8080/exist/rest/db/test/xforms/submission-tests/save-new.xq" 
                method="post"  
                includenamespaceprefixes="#default"/>
 
        </xf:model>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>Submit Test</h1>
        <div class="block-form">
           <xf:input ref="instance('save-data')/task:id">
               <xf:label>ID: </xf:label>
           </xf:input>
 
               <xf:input ref="task:task-name">
               <xf:label>Name: </xf:label>
           </xf:input>
 
               <xf:input ref="task:task-description">
               <xf:label>Description: </xf:label>
           </xf:input>
        </div>
 
        <xf:submit submission="submit-std">
            <xf:label>Without Attribute</xf:label>
        </xf:submit>
        <xf:submit submission="submit-null">
            <xf:label>With Attribute Null</xf:label>
        </xf:submit>
        <xf:submit submission="submit-default">
            <xf:label>With Default Namespace</xf:label>
        </xf:submit>
    </body>
</html>

Sample Instance FilesEdit

With Default NamespaceEdit

<task xmlns="http://www.example.com/task">
    <task:id>123</task:id>
    <task-name>Task Name</task-name>
    <task-description>Task Description</task-description>
</task>

With Namespace PrefixesEdit

<task:task xmlns:task="http://www.example.com/task">
    <task:task:id>123</task:id>
    <task:task-name>Task Name</task:task-name>
    <task:task-description>Task Description</task:task-description>
</task:task>

Link to Working ExampleEdit

Example Introduction to XForms 1.1 Submission Differences

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