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RE: XForms not enough

From: Frost, Kurt <Frost@mpsilink.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 16:31:40 -0400
Message-ID: <E45628DDE6C6D311A6D8006097AC08EE5306DE@COMM>
To: Joe Hewitt <jhewitt@zenimax.com>, www-forms@w3.org
I must commend you on the level of discussion (and thinking) that you have
generated today. What is most important is that the W3c recommendations help
make possible a level of development not possible before, both for today and
for the future with this technology as it progresses.
Kurt Frost

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Hewitt [mailto:jhewitt@zenimax.com]
Sent: Friday, June 09, 2000 12:01 PM
To: www-forms@w3.org
Subject: RE: XForms not enough

>> but before XForms can continue we need a working group
>> for an XUL-like language as well.

>I agree - why isn't there such a working group?

Probably because the W3C is still hung up on using HTML and the CSS box/flow
model.  XUL defines a presentation model that is much different from that,
and more suited to typical "applications".  If the web is ever going to
allow an alternative from the magazine-style page layout, we need something
like XUL.  It should not REPLACE what HTML and CSS currently define; it
should be an alternative.  

I'll restate the fact that XForms should combine this functionality into
it's eventual recommendation.
Received on Friday, 9 June 2000 16:34:04 UTC

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