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From: Gary Franklin <gfranklin1@home.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 11:54:02 -0400
Message-ID: <63C2EE887D8ED311B2E3BE0D3C0000000FD0@CC277588-A>
To: "'www-forms@w3.org'" <www-forms@w3.org>
I was just reading the XForms draft specification as was wondering if anyone
has considered a previous CODASYL and ISO standard known as the Forms
Interface Management System (FIMS).

Although originally designed for terminal-independent forms, the standard
incorporates many desirable features: clean separation of form data from
presentation, multiple layouts, Independent Form Definition Language (IFDL),
field modification tracking and mapping, the use of 'packets' for
communicating between an application and the form control system (FCS), and

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