A markup language document has data entry fields corresponding to markup language nodes that are arranged in a hierarchical structure of parents having child nodes. The hierarchical position of each markup language node in the hierarchical structure is expressed as a corresponding fragment of the markup language. For each parent, a markup language fragment is formed so as to have a plurality of portions each corresponding to the fragment of a respective child node without repeating any fragment of the respective child nodes. Portions that respectively correspond to the child nodes are used for data entry with the data entry fields, where an electronic form is displayed on a user interface for interactive data entry. The electronic form has one or more data entry fields each corresponding to one of the data entry fields of the structured markup language document and into which data can be entered.

Title
Structural editing with schema awareness
Application Number
12/360115
Publication Number
20090138790
Application Date
January 27, 2009
Publication Date
May 28, 2009
Inventor
Alessandro Catorcini
Redmond
WA, US
Michael B Palmer
Snohomish
WA, US
Anand Ramagopalrao
Bellevue
WA, US
Jean Marie H Larcheveque
Bellevue
WA, US
Agent
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 03/01
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