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Re: XForms Use Case

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:36:32 +0100
Cc: public-html-xml@w3.org
Message-Id: <3F351F3B-58A4-4862-9B4F-C81085E0192B@berjon.com>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Hi Henri,

On Jan 12, 2011, at 16:58 , Henri Sivonen wrote:
> However, I think considering XForms should be out of scope and out of order, because there was already another Task Force for pondering the "architectural consistency" between HTML forms and an envisioned (now dead) flavor of XForms. XForms interests lobbied heavily for having the Task Force, but once it was set up, the nominated participants from the Forms WG did very little to be active and the Task Force expired. Thus, I think the XForms community should be considered to have had their chance to have a Task Force ponder XForms and HTML5.
> The archives are at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-forms-tf/

I don't think that calling things out of scope and out of order is particularly helpful, particularly not in a group that has a vague mandate for technical matters but is clearly behooved to explore potentials paths of convergence. Yes there's bad history around XForms, but no that is not this group's problem.

The Forms TF may have petered out, sometimes these things happen. If there's useful, constructive discussion that can be had here instead, it shouldn't be prevented.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/
Received on Wednesday, 12 January 2011 16:39:28 UTC

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