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From: T. V. Raman <tvraman@almaden.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 10:38:49 -0700
Message-ID: <15141.553.328462.251923@bubbles.almaden.ibm.com>
To: Berin Loritsch <bloritsch@apache.org>
Cc: XForms Mailing List <www-forms@w3.org>
We expect to handle this via xforms modularization;
you should be able to use the model and binding modules from
xforms and bind ui using your favorite vocabulary.
We define a set of UI widgets for XHTML because that is one
of the things we are chartered to do.

>>>>> "Berin" == Berin Loritsch <bloritsch@apache.org> writes:

    Berin> Overall, I want to say that this iteration is
    Berin> even better.  I like the additional UI elements,
    Berin> and the offering of representations of what the
    Berin> UI elements could or should look like.

    Berin> However, it does not address using XForms
    Berin> exclusively.  For instance, the XForms UI *must*
    Berin> be embedded in another type of markup altogether.
    Berin> Embedding the UI in XHTML is nobel, and
    Berin> necessary--but for XForms to be mature, it also
    Berin> needs to be able to stand alone.  I would like to
    Berin> be able to use a layout manager to handle
    Berin> placement of the UI elements on the screen--and
    Berin> not bother with XHTML altogether for some
    Berin> instances.  An example would be using XForms UI
    Berin> to create a Java Swing dialog box according to
    Berin> Sun's Layout guidelines.  Clearly, XHTML does not
    Berin> apply in this situation.

    Berin> I don't necessarily want to see horizontal rules
    Berin> or other things like that in the spec, just
    Berin> simple groupings of UI elements that is separate
    Berin> and distinct from XHTML.

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