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Re: Updated WG home page (Overview.html)

From: Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 10:24:01 +0200
Message-Id: <2DB04ACD-755D-4251-A5CC-CB26622DFC65@orbeon.com>
To: "public-forms (new)" <public-forms@w3.org>

Not sure if this is old or new, but in the "Key Goals", what does  
"Suspend and Resume capabilities" mean? I am completely clueless here,  
and I have been working with and on XForms for years!

Also, I keep being annoyed by the plural, e.g. "What Are XForms?". Do  
we *really* say "one XForm", "two XForms", "three XForms"? That has  
always sounded very odd and contrived to me.

My point of view is that XForms is the name of a technology, and it is  
used a "the XForms technology...", so should be singular, as in  
"XForms is going to be more and more widespread.".

(If you say "XML forms are..." or "XML-powered forms are..." or "XML- 
based forms are...", I have no problem at all.)

What do people think?


On Jun 5, 2008, at 12:55 AM, John Boyer wrote:

> Changed the dates on the roadmap.
> Also, the "Key Goals" text seemed a bit underpowered, so I made some  
> additions and changes.
> For examples, it didn't mention accessibility, dynamic access to  
> server data sources during form execution, nor the fact that  
> advanced form logic avoids round-tripping.
> Further improvements are welcome, of course.
> Steven, please update your copy of this document, so the changes  
> don't get lost.
> Thanks,
> John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
> Senior Technical Staff Member
> Lotus Forms Architect and Researcher
> Chair, W3C Forms Working Group
> Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
> IBM Victoria Software Lab
> E-Mail: boyerj@ca.ibm.com
> Blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/JohnBoyer
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