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RE: NetScape/IE

From: Sebastian Schnitzenbaumer <schnitz@mozquito.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 10:36:55 +0200
Message-ID: <D0F1529EE943B3449F755CA1A40887461116B2@winserver.windomain.mozquito.com>
To: "Gary Franklin" <gfranklin1@home.com>, <www-forms@w3.org>
Gary,

thanks for your comments. I agree. 

Once you're through with the spec, 
we'd love to hear your analysis.

Keep in mind that the current spec 
still has one or two holes which 
will be filled in the next release 
coming out soon.

This next release is planned to be
the last Working Draft before Last 
Call. Therefore, this is the last
chance where we can do significant
changes before we send the document
thru the W3C process of becoming
a Recommendation.

We cannot change everything, but if
there is anything you and others on
the list feel is mission critical 
and must be changed, please let us
know, ideally with concrete 
suggestions ie. new wording, once
the new spec is out.

And always keep in mind: "The devil
of good is perfect". :-)

Thanks,

- Sebastian


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary Franklin [mailto:gfranklin1@home.com]
> Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2001 6:11 PM
> To: 'www-forms@w3.org'
> Subject: RE: NetScape/IE
> 
> 
> Sebastian,
> I apologize for responding to an old message, but I am just 
> reading through
> previous posts.  I agree with your comments vis-a-vis 
> Microsoft, and would
> go one step further.  I think Microsoft's 'new' architecture, 
> .NET, with its
> two forms technologies (Windows Forms and Web Forms) is a 
> clear indication
> that a single, comprehensive, standard forms technology is needed.
> 
> I'm not sure if XForms fits the bill (I'm currently reading 
> the spec), but
> I'm confident that a comprehensive forms technology would subsume .NET
> forms, JSP, PHP, etc.
> 
> As you indicate, the 'form' is applicable to the UI (Browser, desktop,
> hand-held, etc.) and for program-to-program communication.  A 
> standard form
> technology like XForms has the ability to greatly simplify application
> development and costs.
> 
> Gary
> 
> 
Received on Monday, 20 August 2001 04:37:26 GMT

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