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A first data source has a plurality of nodes each corresponding to a respective piece of a form template. Each piece of the form template has one of more dependencies to the correspond node of the first data source. Dependencies can be bindings or validation of data. A second data source has a plurality of nodes. Differences are found between the first and second data sources by comparing each node in the first data source with a corresponding node in the second data source. The differences can be as to type, cardinality, name, or a movement, removal or addition of a node. The differences are used to update the dependencies of each piece of the form template to each node of the first data source. Each of the first and second data sources can be a document expressed in a markup language or in a web service definition language.

Title
Form template data source change
Application Number
10/854961
Publication Number
7281018 (B1)
Application Date
May 26, 2004
Publication Date
October 9, 2007
Inventor
Alessandro Catorcini
Redmond
WA, US
Laurent Mollicone
Kirkland
WA, US
Andrew Paul Begun
Redmond
WA, US
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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