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XForms vs XUL

From: T. V. Raman <tvraman@almaden.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 11:23:51 -0800
Message-ID: <15334.59207.389717.188452@bubbles.almaden.ibm.com>
To: Brian Grainger <granam@shaw.ca>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org
Think XForms as a generic XML-ish forward looking way of
authoring and deploying WWW application.
There is more than just "user interface" to an application--
XForms takes this front-on by creating an application model,
a binding and a user interface mechanism, where the UI is
"bound" t the application model via the binding mechanism.

XUL is a fine XML based language --but its goal is to create
UI widgetry --and UI widgets alone do not an application make.
>>>>> "Brian" == Brian Grainger <granam@shaw.ca> writes:

    Brian> Being new to the area of XML-based user
    Brian> interfaces, I'm curious as to why there are two
    Brian> (or more?) competing formats.

    Brian> Both XForms and XUL seem to this neophyte to
    Brian> address the same issues, so some enlightenment as
    Brian> to why a developer would choose one over the
    Brian> other would be greatly appreciated.

    Brian> Regards, Brian

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