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RE: [XFORM][CALL FOR] XForms Tutorial/Introduction

From: Baden Wehmeyer <BadenW@tranXactive.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 15:23:54 +0200
Message-ID: <46CEB558E2C08C4E8EBDDBC897CF5BFC3236AB@txmail.tranXactive.com>
To: "Olivier BROUSSEAU" <olivier.brousseau@sema.fr>, "Michael Kraus" <michael.kraus@informatik.uni-muenchen.de>, <www-forms@w3.org>
Hi, the level activity on XForum public discussion is very low and it
seems if one is not directly participative in the workgroup itself, we
have little hope of getting help from the group. I have the problem of
being "isolated" in South Africa, so I am probably not the best "expert"
at hand to fullfil the needs of hungry researchers all round. I can in
my little understanding put something together to help the cause as I
have preliminary promised to several other participants. And I hope to
find the strenght and time to do just that soon.  I can only explain it
in the hand that the core idea of XForms is not be become a boxed
specification such as HTML, WML and VoiceXML, but rather to be loosly
coupled around self describing XML schemas. The XForms may therefor be
embedded withing the previously mentioned target ML's and it itself
targets a more intelligent User Interface Middleware that either
presents XForms directly on the platform such as mobile device or
desktop machine or telephony gateway by "painting" the form on LCD, GDI,
or Speech Channel "canvases". Or, it may transform the XForms into a
boxed Markup Language as mentioned before. What would help me drive any
tutorials is an understanding of what our individual research projects
are all about. Maybe if you could spare us a few hints on your specific
interests to help the cause of understanding global trends for adopting
XForms.  I am a little worried that XForms will not be understood for
what it is because of the little discussion going on here.

Over to you Oliver, Michael, and any other mimes.

hthal,
Baden

-----Original Message-----
From: Olivier BROUSSEAU [mailto:olivier.brousseau@sema.fr]
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2001 11:38 AM
To: Baden Wehmeyer; Michael Kraus; www-forms@w3.org
Subject: [XFORM][CALL FOR] XForms Tutorial/Introduction


Hi,

I'm also very interested in XForms. I performed investigations about it
few
months ago, and rapidely concluded that it was not ready for Production
development, but just in a 'Research Project' state. Maybe, I was & I am
wrong. (' would hope so).
To spread this techno, it's very important to provide examples &
tutorials
so that people could achieve prototyping activities and provide feedback
on
this expierience.

Tutorial, you introduce, is a bit "light". It mainly explains XForm
general
concept, and approach.

I would like to find a full XForm page example (or tutorial). It should
highlight:
  x a data model of form (XML data structure)
  x a display definition of data model (HTML or sthing else)
  x a mapping between display and data model
It may also draw a kind of communication graph between client and
server,
explaining call input/output.

Do you both have found something like this? Or do anyone else has?

Thanks in advance,
rgds,
olivier brousseau.

 --
O. Brousseau
Sema R&D Telecom



-----Original Message-----
From: www-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Baden Wehmeyer
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 1:33 PM
To: Michael Kraus; www-forms@w3.org
Subject: RE: XForms Tutorial/Introduction


Try this:
http://www.w3schools.com/xforms/default.asp

hth,
Baden

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Kraus [mailto:michael.kraus@informatik.uni-muenchen.de]
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 1:32 PM
To: www-forms@w3.org
Subject: XForms Tutorial/Introduction


Hello,

I'm new to XForms and before I work through the whole specification, I'd
like to read a short turorial/introduction to XForms, but I couldn't
find anything on the web. Does anyone know something like that?


Michael
Received on Friday, 30 March 2001 08:28:14 GMT

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