- Volume 10 Issue 5
With the wide spread of XML data in various fields, the interest in developing convenient user interfaces for inputting XML data is increasing. Previous works on the automated generation of user interfaces have given insufficient supports for various user environments and inconvenient editing tools for complex documents. In this paper, we presents an approach to generate XForms based user interfaces from XML schemas, for inputting XML data. The proposed method consists of three steps: parsing XML schemas, generating XForms codes, and embedding it into host language documents. Specifically, to generate XFonns codes, the rules for generating XForms codes, which support complex types and map simple types to appropriate input controls, are proposed. Experimental results with various kind of schemas show that the proposed method can generate XForms interfaces successfully.