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Structured Data Forms

Structured Data Forms and their data are stored as raw XML. The view of a Structured Data Form requires the transformation of the XML into XHTML.

The UT Arlington standard is Velocity. Velocity is a Java-based template engine. It allows referencing methods defined in Java code for transforming XML into a page. It has a low learning curve and is easier to read than XSLT. A great advantage is the use of variables whose value can change.

Cascade Server initially used XSLT and Xalan Extensions. Both are still available, but require a high learning curve.