I'm a computer science student (at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany), and currently in research for my master thesis which should hopefully result in some kind of presentation semantic for ODM. The thesis will be about developing a generic “presentation layer” for ODM-XML to allow a consistent i) presentation of CRFs between different EDCs (independent from used platform) and ii) archiving and recovering studies including the CRF layout. During my research, I discovered that the CDISC seems to be aware of the problem and specified the “Presentation-Tag”, which is a function-less stub at the current release (ODM 1.3.2), see: http://www.cdisc.org/system/files/all/generic/application/octet-stream/o...
- Are there any documentation or protocols, publicly available, when and why this element has been introduced?
- What was the intention and why has it not been defined further?
- Would it be possible to get in touch with a responsible team member?
Also I'm happy about any "practical" or "quasi standard" hint, as for example: "hey, in our daily routing we use XForms, why not use that?!". I would really appreciate any kind of answer and thankfully respond to questions.