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XForms as a standalone content format (independent of XHTML)

From: Eamon O'Tuathail <eamon.otuathail@clipcode.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 14:16:54 -0000
To: <www-forms@w3.org>
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Would it make sense to enable XForms to be an independent content format?

At the moment, XForms must be housed inside XHTML, SVG or some other
container format.

For certain users I appreciate this make sense, but other users might only
wish to render XForms, and necessitating a complete XHTML support might be
overkill for their needs.

How about a tag called something like <XFormsContainer>, which could act at
the root element in an XML document, and could contain as children one or
more <XForm> elements (which themsevelves contain <Model>, <Binding>,
<Instance>, <Submit> children) and the XForms UI elements.

There is a mention in the current draft that to implement XForms one does
not have to implement the complete XHTML table rendering model - but if
XForms is housed inside XHTML, how is this possible?

Eamon O'Tuathail
Received on Monday, 15 January 2001 09:12:49 UTC

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