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Re: Please construct a task force charter

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@formsPlayer.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 01:36:29 +0100
Message-ID: <a707f8300708291736r3dcf69fcve836eab2caca8e29@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, "Chris Lilley" <chris@w3.org>, public-forms-tf@w3.org, karl@w3.org, Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl

Hi Maciej,

> Is there anybody out there? Could we start by
> introducing ourselves?

:)

I'm Mark Birbeck, and I'm an Invited Expert on the XForms and XHTML 2
groups. My company develops formsPlayer, an IE plug-in that supports
XForms, and Sidewinder, a desktop application framework based on web
technologies.

My focus within the XForms WG is about to become XForms 1.2, with a
remit to try to simplify the mark-up as much as possible so that there
is a smooth route for authors from HTML forms to XForms. The idea is
not to lose the powerful features that stem from the MVC architecture,
but to focus on providing abbreviations of the language that make it
easier to learn.

I volunteered for this task-force because I thought it would be good
to see if we could make it so that there is a coherent and logical
path through all of the W3C's forms languages, ideally one that would
allow authors to adopt increasingly complex features as they need
them, without having to throw away what they have learned, or code
that they have previously written.

I think this goal is achievable, and I don't think it's going to
require any of the current forms languages to have to subsume
themselves to any other. Of course, the proof of the pudding, as they
say (at least in Britain) is in its eating. :)

I look forward to working with you all.

Regards,

Mark

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  Mark Birbeck, formsPlayer

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