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Re: Today's quick check of ubiquity

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 15:34:41 -0700
To: Charles F Wiecha <wiecha@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "Klotz, Leigh" <Leigh.Klotz@xerox.com>, "Forms WG (new)" <public-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF47E624F1.3FD721A8-ON88257449.007AE401-88257449.007C074B@ca.ibm.com>
Actually, the hope is that you could deploy your forms to your own server, 
but frankly your script tag could point to the Google Code repository.

We don't have branches quite yet, but the idea over time is that pointing 
at the branches would be safer than the trunk for real applications, but 
for experimentation, you should just point at the trunk.

Our goal is to advance this implementation as a reference implementation 
based on high conformance to the 1.1 test suite, and to do so in a 
timeframe that makes sense for advancing 1.1 to PR.

Right now, Mark Birbeck and his team are carrying a lot of the 
implementation responsibility for this because, as you might imagine, even 
though IBM is providing funding for this project, it is a one to two month 
process for us to get approval to contribute.  We are working through that 
now and should be able to make many contributions to the code in the 
latter half of this year.  Meanwhile, we will be able to contribute by 
helping provide feedback on where conformance needs work relative to the 
test suite.  This is where Keith Wells in IBM emerging standards will be 
invaluable to this effort in the near term as it is not contributing code 
to the project, but it is a necessary part of the project's success.

Finally, what Charlie said is true that one is free to take a snapshot of 
the code and deploy it locally or incorporate it into other projects.  The 
license is Apache so this is a free thing to do.  In about six weeks or 
so, contributions will be welcome and can be made by non-members using 
standard diff patches.   However, whether a member or non-member, any 
contributions must be accompanied by a simple permission form that we will 
make available when external contributions start to be acceptable.  This 
permission form will be necessary to maintain the Apache licensing for the 
code.  We will just store the scanned version of the permission forms in 
the project so that everyone's legal due diligence can go smoothly.

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 

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Charles F Wiecha <wiecha@us.ibm.com> 
Sent by: public-forms-request@w3.org
05/14/2008 03:02 PM

"Klotz, Leigh" <Leigh.Klotz@xerox.com>
"Forms WG (new)" <public-forms@w3.org>, public-forms-request@w3.org
Re: Today's quick check of ubiquity

HI Leigh -- there's no "deployment" model as such...just an SVN 
For now, the easiest thing to do is checkout/download the library and load
your forms locally.  Charlie

Charles Wiecha
Manager, Multichannel Web Interaction
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
P.O. Box 704
Yorktown Heights, N.Y.  10598
Phone: (914) 784-6180, T/L 863-6180, Cell: (914) 320-2614

         Today's quick check of ubiquity  
         Klotz, Leigh  
                      Forms WG (new)  
05:59 PM 
         Sent by:  

I hadn't properly created the HTML file reference to ubiquity, so it was
just testing the FireFox XForms extension.

I can get the examples from the ubiquity site to work from there, but
haven't figured out how to deploy my own forms yet.  Maybe Mark or John
could offer a little help here.

Received on Wednesday, 14 May 2008 22:35:31 UTC

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