Issue 87731 - Export an XForm/Form as XHTML contains no content
Summary: Export an XForm/Form as XHTML contains no content
Alias: None
Product: xml
Classification: Code
Component: external filters (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: 4.x
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 47549 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-04-02 10:38 UTC by aflinton
Modified: 2013-03-11 15:01 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: PATCH
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Example ODT containing a form (8.48 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2008-04-02 10:39 UTC, aflinton
no flags Details
test sample used (13.08 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2008-09-15 18:49 UTC, xquery
no flags Details
result of export (12.19 KB, text/plain)
2008-09-15 18:57 UTC, xquery
no flags Details

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Description aflinton 2008-04-02 10:38:40 UTC
If you create a form/XForm in the writer & then chose File/Export and then
choose the file format of xhtml the output file looks like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML
1.0 Strict//EN" "">
<html xmlns=""><head><meta http-equiv="content-type"
content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /><title /><meta name="generator"
content="StarOffice/ XSLT ("
/><meta name="author" content="Adam Flinton" /><meta name="created"
content="2008-04-01T11:30:20" /><meta name="changedby" content="Adam Flinton"
/><meta name="changed" content="2008-04-01T14:29:56" /><base href="." /><style
	@page { size: 20.999cm 29.699cm; margin-top: 2cm; margin-bottom: 2cm;
margin-left: 2cm; margin-right: 2cm }
	table { border-collapse:collapse; border-spacing:0; empty-cells:show }
	td, th { vertical-align:top; }
	h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 { clear:both }
	ol, ul { padding:0; }
	* { margin:0; }
	*.gr1 { font-size:12pt; border-width:solidcm; border-style:; border-color:; }
	*.gr2 { font-size:12pt; }
	*.Caption { font-family:'Times New Roman'; font-size:12pt; margin-top:0.212cm;
margin-bottom:0.212cm; font-style:italic; }
	*.Heading { font-family:Arial; font-size:14pt; margin-top:0.423cm;
margin-bottom:0.212cm; }
	*.Index { font-family:'Times New Roman'; font-size:12pt; }
	*.List { font-family:'Times New Roman'; font-size:12pt; margin-top:0cm;
margin-bottom:0.212cm; }
	*.ListContents { font-family:'Times New Roman'; font-size:12pt;
margin-left:1cm; margin-right:0cm; text-indent:0cm; }
	*.P1 { font-family:'Times New Roman'; font-size:12pt; text-align:left !
important; font-style:normal; }
	*.P2 { font-family:'Times New Roman'; font-size:12pt; text-align:left !
important; }
	*.P3 { font-family:'Times New Roman'; font-size:12pt; text-align:left !
important; }
	*.Standard { font-family:'Times New Roman'; font-size:12pt; }
	*.Textbody { font-family:'Times New Roman'; font-size:12pt; margin-top:0cm;
margin-bottom:0.212cm; }
	*.EndnoteSymbol { }
	*.FootnoteSymbol { }
	*.Internetlink { color:#000080; text-decoration:underline; }
	*.VisitedInternetLink { color:#800000; text-decoration:underline; }
	</style></head><body dir="ltr"><p class="P2" /></body></html>

i.e. absolutely no content.
Comment 1 aflinton 2008-04-02 10:39:46 UTC
Created attachment 52458 [details]
Example ODT containing a form
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2008-04-02 14:46:34 UTC
Reassigned to JSI.
Comment 3 jogi 2008-09-12 16:14:02 UTC
Accepted, also in OOO300m5
Comment 4 jogi 2008-09-12 16:20:47 UTC
change components
Comment 5 jogi 2008-09-12 16:25:04 UTC
sub category: external filters
Comment 6 xquery 2008-09-15 18:48:03 UTC
first portion of XForms magic - enjoy

	<!-- XForms -->

	<xsl:template match="office:forms[xforms:*]">

	<xsl:template match="xforms:*">
		<xsl:copy-of select="."/>

	<xsl:template match="form:form"/>

	<xsl:template match="form:text | form:formatted-text | form:checkbox">
		<xforms:input bind="{@xforms:bind}">
			<xsl:apply-templates select="//form:fixed-text[@form:for 
eq current()/@form:id]"

	<xsl:template match="form:fixed-text" mode="forms-label">
			<xsl:value-of select="@form:label"/>
	<xsl:template match="form:radio[@xforms:bind]">
		<xforms:select1 bind="{@xforms:bind}" appearance="full">
			<xsl:apply-templates select="../form:radio[@form:name eq 
current()/@form:name]" mode="radio-values"/>
	<xsl:template match="form:radio" mode="radio-values">
	<xsl:template match="form:button[@form:button-type='submit' ]">
		<xforms:submit submission="{@form:xforms-submission}">

	<xsl:template match="draw:g[draw:control]">
	<xsl:template match="draw:control">
		<!-- possibly better to use index here, but form usually not so 
huge -->
		<xsl:apply-templates select="//form:*[@form:id eq 

	<xsl:template match="form:frame">
	<xsl:template match="form:combobox">
		<xforms:select1 bind="{@xforms:bind}" appearance="minimal">
	<xsl:template match="form:item">
	<xsl:template match="form:listbox">
		<xforms:select1 bind="{@xforms:bind}">
			<xforms:itemset bind="{@form:xforms-list-source}">
				<xforms:label ref="."/>
				<xforms:value ref="."/>

Comment 7 xquery 2008-09-15 18:49:13 UTC
Created attachment 56547 [details]
test sample used
Comment 8 xquery 2008-09-15 18:57:14 UTC
Created attachment 56548 [details]
result of export
Comment 9 xquery 2008-09-15 19:06:00 UTC
can`t add attachment with mimetype application/xhtml+xml

just got answer - "You must select a legal mime type. 'application/xhtml+xml' is 
not a legal mime type."

should i add bug for bugzilla? :)

by the way - i used for testing X-Smiles browser while XForms plugin for Firefox 
3.0 are broken (but at least in X-Smiles all work as expected)
Comment 10 svante.schubert 2008-09-16 09:42:30 UTC
*** Issue 47549 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 11 svante.schubert 2008-09-16 10:21:44 UTC
Adapt issue type to PATCH and target to OOo 3.0.1.
Add issue to CWS xsltfilter11 and going to review this issue soon..

Kind regards,
Comment 12 svante.schubert 2008-12-03 11:08:07 UTC
I am sorry. I have to postpone this, due to my work on the ODF 1.2 format and
the ODF toolkit.
PS: What MIME Type shall we use for the XHTML? We are currently using XHTML 1.1
with mathml, but there is AFAIK no XHTML with mathml & xforms..
Comment 13 xquery 2008-12-03 12:59:45 UTC
mathml already supported by current filter... just not every document contain 
equation(s)... IMHO: the best solution - implement some kind of "dynamic 
doctype" but this is out of XSLT scope

i hope find some time to adapt my path for ODF 1.2 filter in near future
Comment 14 svante.schubert 2009-02-02 15:40:12 UTC
As my daughter was born three days earlier than expected, I have to postpone
this CWS to the next OOo release. I will be in a parental absence till mid of March.

Sorry for the delay.
Comment 15 svante.schubert 2009-10-22 21:30:41 UTC
As there are no more parental absence months for me, I am pretty confident the
patch will make it to the OOo 3.3.
Sorry for the delay!
Comment 16 thorsten.ziehm 2010-11-09 08:36:01 UTC
OOo 3.3 is nearly final. I change the target of this issue to OOo 3.x. Please
find a solution and set a correct target, if you know when a fix can be integrated.
Comment 17 Rob Weir 2013-03-11 15:01:20 UTC
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