Semantic Forms: What's new, what's still missing

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SMWCon Fall 2013Semantic Forms: What's new, what's still missing
SMWCon Fall 2013
Semantic Forms: What's new, what's still missing
Talk details
Description: A listing of recent changes and additions to the Semantic Forms extension, and a discussion of what features should be added.
Speaker(s): Yaron Koren, Himeshi De Silva
Slides: File:Semantic Forms-What's new and what's still missing.pdf
Type: Talk
Audience: Everyone
Event start: 2013/10/29 11:00:00 AM
Event finish: 2013/10/29 11:30:00 AM
Length: 30 minutes
Video: click here
Keywords: Semantic Forms, roadmap, VisualEditor, Scribunto
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The Semantic Forms extension has been around for six years, but it's still growing and evolving. Some interesting features that have been added recently, or that are expected to be added by the time of SMWCon, include:

  • a "section" tag for form definitions
  • an "add instance above" button for multiple-instance templates
  • native handling for the "Category" and "Categories" input types (no longer relying on the CategoryTree extension, and no longer a hack)
  • testing scripts for the code.

Of these, the most notable is the "section" tag, which also involved adding section-handling to the Page Schemas extension; this work was done as a Google Summer of Code project by Himeshi De Silva.

We'll go over some of these, and then go over other potential additions and changes to the extension (such as support for the VisualEditor and Scribunto extensions), plus your thoughts on what else would be helpful.