Since Orbeon Forms 2017.2.
This is an Orbeon Forms PE feature.
The API is also used internally by Form Builder and by the Form Runner Home page.
The purpose of the
publish API is to publish a form definition.
The form definition is:
either provided as XHTML+XForms in the Orbeon Forms form definition format
or stored in the database under the
orbeon/builder app/form name
It is important to note that you cannot simply take a form definition and
PUT it via the persistence REST API. The reason for this is that publishing requires adding some information to the form definition, such as:
data migration information for repeated grids
section templates must be included
Only Form Builder and Form Runner are able to provide this information consistently. So in order to publish a form definition, this API must be used.
If the form definition is provided in the request:
Optional URL parameter:
Value: Form Builder document id for retrieval of attachments
Request body: XHTML+XForms
If the form definition is NOT provided in the request:
$document-id: Form Builder document id for retrieval of attachments
Request body: empty
The following URL parameters apply in both cases:
missing: indicates the latest published version, or
1 if there is no published version
next: to indicate that the form definition must be published under the next available version
or a specific version number: to indicate that the form definition must replace the given version
false: make or keep the form definition unavailable
true or missing: make or keep the form definition available
when present, a versioning comment to store with the form definition
app/form name used
Example response body:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><response><app>acme</app><form>sales</form><published-attachments>2</published-attachments><published-version>1</published-version></response>
NOTE: When the form definition is POSTed as XML, form definition attachments such as PDF, XML Schema, or image attachments will not be published reliably if a
document-id is not passed.
The following examples use the curl command-line utility. They are indented on multiple lines for clarity but in practice each command must be written on a single line.
The following publishes the form definition saved with Form Builder under the
ef8b20715f447ef1ed6f2479161dc663b23f7cdc document id:
The following publishes the form definition provided in the file
curl-v-k-d @form.xhtml-H "Content-Type: application/xml"-X POST http://localhost:9090/orbeon/fr/service/publish
The caller must either call the service internally or have authorized the service.
Appropriate container or permission headers must also be set to allow accessing the form definition and data.