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Re: HTML forms, XForms, Web Forms - which and how much?

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 01:21:17 +0300
Message-Id: <164E287B-B4FF-4A68-AB0F-753127A2892F@iki.fi>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: mark.birbeck@x-port.net

On Apr 27, 2007, at 01:06, Mark Birbeck wrote:

>> XForms is meant to be used only in XML-based host languages--not in
>> HTML at all.
>
> I can see why those who aren't keen on XForms would like this to be
> true, but it isn't. Our XForms processor (formsPlayer) runs in
> Internet Explorer, and happily processes XForms that is placed inline
> in HTML mark-up.

Is there a specification that explains the processing model for  
XForms in text/html in a way that is interoperable with IE+formsPlayer?

> There is actually nothing about XForms that says it
> must be delivered in an XML-based language.

That's a bit of a stretch considering that XForms is defined to be  
"an XML application".

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Thursday, 26 April 2007 22:21:20 GMT

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