Generating XForms applications using the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)

Creating semantically precise XForms directly from exchange documents

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Dan McCreary

Date archived: December 6, 2016 | First published: August 21, 2007

The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is a United States' federal data standard for the exchange of XML data between federal, state, and local organizations. The NIEM provides a rich set of universal data elements that non-programmers can use to build semantically precise data exchanges among organizations. This article demonstrates how XForms applications can be automatically created from a National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) constraint schema, and shows how graphical tools can allow non-programmers to automatically create rich Web applications using a model-driven approach. It gives an example of how a short XML transformation (XSLT) is used to achieve this task and how the transformation can be modified and extended by developers.

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