W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-forms@w3.org > January 2001

XForms Model - XML Schema vs. Simple Syntax - relative importance

From: Eamon O'Tuathail <eamon.otuathail@clipcode.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 15:36:57 -0000
To: <www-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NCBBIFBIECFPOABMKKBDMEDLDDAA.eamon.otuathail@clipcode.com>

The current XForms draft explains how the XForms Model may be representated
in XML Schema or the Simple Syntax.

Do we really need two different techniques to describe the model?

How important is each?

I appreciate that the Simple format is easier to hand-code, but I assume
that shortly after the release of XForms, the various web development tools
will support graphical creation of XForms. Hence how important is ease of
hand-coding?

The XSLT in appendix B can be used to convert from simple to XML Schema - on
a GHz PC this will not be a problem to use, but on low-end PDA devices it
might take considerable time to execute. Therefore we might consider
executing the XSLT on the server (once), and only delivering XML Schema to
the client. If we take this approach then web developers will need to learn
about XML Schema for testing/test support issues, and hence might consider
using XML Schema exclusively (with a GUI web development tool).
Received on Monday, 22 January 2001 10:32:42 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Saturday, 10 March 2012 06:21:48 GMT