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

From: Joern Turner <joern.turner@web.de>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 18:10:39 +0200
Message-ID: <3AC4AFFF.3EBB6DDC@web.de>
To: www-forms@w3.org

johnmessing wrote:
> I have a slightly different concern. There are many good useful, and
> understood ways to integrate forms and XML using ASP or Cold Fusion running
> on a Microsoft platform, Acrobat, and now with page controls in .NET that I
> wonder if this particular specification is somewhat outside the
> indispensible family of W3C XML standards efforts.

i don't agree with that concern, for the following reasons:
- as you've mentioned 'there are many ... ways' which implicates that a
standard is missing
- the XForms approach is superiour in being 'open' (means
platform/client-independent), more basic (support of different
representations of a form), extensible by supporting mixed markup and
better maintainable by separating model, view and logic.
- XForms should integrate easily with existing markups but provide a
more model-driven approach

i think a lot more arguments could be given, but this should be enough
to argue for XForms.
Received on Friday, 30 March 2001 14:42:57 UTC

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