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

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 14:18:41 +0300
Message-Id: <A6970158-8807-455B-AD25-31EC335FACE7@iki.fi>
Cc: mark.birbeck@x-port.net, public-html@w3.org
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>

On May 3, 2007, at 23:47, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> WF2 is more compatible in two senses:
>
> 1) WF2 syntax is designed so that most constructs will degrade  
> gracefully to reasonable behavior in browsers that only support  
> HTML4. Clearly that is not true of XForms. The fact that WF2 does  
> this better isn't just a matter of opinion.
>
> 2) WF2 is designed so that it can actually replace HTML4 forms and  
> still support existing content, rather than being a second parallel  
> mechanism. HTML4 forms support can't be removed without a  
> syntactically compatible replacement. This too is not just a matter  
> of opinion.

3) WF2 is designed to be implementable as script libraries without  
binary plug-in installation in IE6 (and 7). This constrains e.g. the  
repetition syntax.

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Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Friday, 4 May 2007 11:18:57 UTC

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