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A possible newsletter

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 20:02:25 -0800
To: public-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFA43B1641.5F167DA1-ON8825756A.0015DF00-8825756A.00162197@ca.ibm.com>
Dear Forms team,

I sent the following status report on the working group to the Hypertext 
Coordination Group, after which Mark suggested that the content could be 
reused as the basis of a newsletter/update to www-forms.  What do you 
think?  Possibly including the link to Raman's blog entry in the first 
paragraph.

> The working group had its face to face meeting at Google the week of 
Feb. 9,
> as well as a virtual face-to-face day on Feb. 5.
>
> Much of the group work recently has been devoted to ironing out 
deficiencies
> in the substantial test suite for XForms 1.1, an exercise that is in
> parallel with implementers' preparation of their full implementation 
reports
> for XForms 1.1.  The test suite contains over 400 tests, and as of Feb. 
17
> we have 7 tests requiring two more passing implementations and 53 tests
> requiring one more passing implementation [1].  Implementers are 
actively
> working to complete implementations of these few remaining features, 
after
> which the working group will be able to request advancement of XForms 
1.1 to
> PR.
>
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-forms/2009Feb/0049.html
>
> At the end of 2008, the working group published "XForms for HTML".  As 
this
> this recommendation track document provides attributes and script 
methods
> intended for use in HTML, including HTML5, it is important to get review 
and
> feedback from the HTML WG.
>
> The working group has put effort into modularization of XForms, to 
decouple
> the various components for independent use.  However, the working group 
now
> feels that the modularization of the markup modules is not the right
> approach to take and instead wants to first considerhow the AJAX 
programmer
> community could benefit from XForms capabilities, then determine what 
APIs
> do those considerations warrant, and then determine what component 
bundlings
> of XForms are needed to support those APIs.
>
> Meanwhile, the working group continues to focus further development of
> XForms 1.2 on just those features needed to support XForms for HTML plus
> further incremental refinements that have shown themselves to be needed 
over
> the years of ongoing XForms 1.1 adoption.

Cheers,
John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
STSM, Interactive Documents and Web 2.0 Applications
Chair, W3C Forms Working Group
Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
IBM Victoria Software Lab
E-Mail: boyerj@ca.ibm.com 

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