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Keith's Introduction

From: Keith Wells <wellsk@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 09:21:58 -0400
To: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, public-forms-tf@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF23E9DA4F.427735D5-ON87257434.006B5E9F-85257436.00496C52@us.ibm.com>

Thank you Gregory for your welcome and introduction!  I am pleased to meet
ya! :)

Allow me to formally introduce myself to the others on this task force and
mailing list.

Hi!   I have been a member of the Forms Working Group since June, 2007 and
have been managing the XForms 1.0 and 1.1 Test Suite for the group.  In my
other 'real' job, I have been very involved with XForms and Compound XML
Documents in various venues, from contributing to several 'alphaworks'
(www.alphaworks.ibm.com) releases to Proof-of-Technologies using XForms for
the human side of the interactive application chain for many Vertical
Industry Standards.   I am a little passionate about XForms, but not
because I believe it is the be-all/end-all solution, but more so because it
is an elegant, declarative standard to allow us humans to easily interact
with the machines.   Using XForms, XHTML, CSS, XPath, XML Schema, XML
Events,  and all of the other myriad of XML-based standards,  I can provide
a finished web-based solution to a customer in a few hours instead of weeks
or months  it used to take to accomplish (and may I add --  mostly without
using JavaScript  :) ).

Being a member of a W3C working group is new and very exciting to me!  I am
more of a bits and bytes person with my foot firmly on the ground towards
practicality, but I have been enjoying the more abstract specification
process much more than I had thought I would, mostly because of
intelligent, driven and motivated people who hang-out in these working
groups!   I have enjoyed observing the mental churnings and intellectual
leaps involved with writing standards and specifications.

I look forward to working with ya'll  and hope we can make a difference!

What are our next steps in this task force?

Thanks,
Keith
Received on Friday, 25 April 2008 14:04:57 GMT

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