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From: Sebastian Schnitzenbaumer <schnitz@mozquito.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 18:35:38 +0100
Message-ID: <D0F1529EE943B3449F755CA1A40887461114E1@winserver.windomain.mozquito.com>
To: "Giles Cope" <giles.cope@xtempus.com>
Cc: <www-forms@w3.org>

you are right, to my knowledge there currently is
no XForms implementation since it was simply to early 
until now. And even now with the new spec, the chances 
are still high that the spec will change significantly 
(based on the feedback we get).

But talking with no hat on, I am sure we will see first
XForms implementations later this year. Also, I'm 
confident that there will be sufficient migration paths 
so we can use some of the power of XForms fairly soon.

Breaking up the spec into smaller modules would surely
make prelimarily implementations easier. The only 
question is, where do we draw the line, ie. how many
modules do we want, and which module has the most
immediate value? Is it the XForms Model without the UI?
Or just the XForms UI with the Model? Or even just
a portion of the XForms Model with Binding?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Giles Cope [mailto:giles.cope@xtempus.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2001 5:26 PM
> To: 'www-forms@w3.org'
> Subject: RE: About the www-forms@w3.org mailing list
> What is the status of play with regards to Xform processors? 
> I'm assuming
> that
> due to the nascence of the specification no full blown implementations
> exist.
> Obviously in the business world we have to deal with the 
> legacy of current 
> html form browsers, and will do for a year or two to come... 
> So the first
> uses
> of XForms will need to be rendered into html. One way forward 
> could be to
> create an XForms taglib, breaking the spec up into modules 
> that could easily
> be implemented and quickly give us value. Are there any 
> ongoing open source
> projects for creating an XForms processor? Or is it time to 
> round up willing
> volunteers at sourceforge?
> Giles
> gilescope@yahoo.co.uk
Received on Thursday, 4 January 2001 12:35:40 UTC

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