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RE: Today's quick check of ubiquity

From: Klotz, Leigh <Leigh.Klotz@xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 15:37:46 -0700
Message-ID: <E254B0A7E0268949ABFE5EA97B7D0CF404E0538F@USA7061MS01.na.xerox.net>
To: "John Boyer" <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>, "Charles F Wiecha" <wiecha@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "Forms WG (new)" <public-forms@w3.org>
Thanks John.  I'm having mechanical difficulties with src="../lib" and
such other mundane things.
The examples all work directly from the site; in a svn checkout, they
still point to the site as they have the hostnamed baked in, but they do
I've sent Charlie a more detailed list of the problems I had trying to
use locally; it should be fairly simple for them to be sorted out.  



From: John Boyer [mailto:boyerj@ca.ibm.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 3:35 PM
To: Charles F Wiecha
Cc: Klotz, Leigh; Forms WG (new)
Subject: Re: Today's quick check of ubiquity

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

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

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  

Blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/JohnBoyer
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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
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 




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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 22:39:02 UTC

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