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Re: XML Forms and XForms

From: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 09:00:48 EST
Message-ID: <b7.15d970fc.290ebb10@aol.com>
To: www-forms@w3.org, xforms@yahoogroups.com
In a message dated 29/10/01 12:57:47 GMT Standard Time, jth@dns.mikrobitti.fi 

> But try writing a simple article comparing XForms forms and XHTML Forms,
> and I think you'll miss the ability to use "XForm". Distinguishing XForms
> forms and XHTML Forms is also necessary in technical conversation as long
> as both techniques are around. When XForms remains as the only way of
> creating forms (hopefully soon!), it's no longer necessary to use the X;
> word "form" in web context would then imply use of XForms anyway.


It was the difficulties in making comparisons clearly in situations like that 
you mention above that led to my question.

We have been discussing this as if the term "XForm" does not exist in the 
XForms specificatoin but it does. We have, for example, elements such as <

Surely we can, without too much controversy, take "xform" from being merely 
an element type name (and conventional namespace prefix) to being an accepted 
term in the XForms specification?


Andrew Watt
Received on Monday, 29 October 2001 09:01:24 UTC

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