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RE: Other controls ? Grid ?

From: Dan Dennedy <DDennedy@digitalbang.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 08:55:57 -0500
Message-ID: <C96072E096CC0D4EA606C1119F51858A2B07B5@intrabang01.digitalbang.com>
To: "DESEYNE Jacques" <jacques.deseyne@swift.com>, <www-forms@w3.org>
I had looked for something similar. There are some very basic things in
XForms that can list and scroll. However, I decided to create something
I call XTab for reporting against relational db objects. If you are
looking for something more GUI comprehensive, then you might look at
Mozilla XUL or the XML output of the GTK/GNOME visual design tool called

-----Original Message-----
From: DESEYNE Jacques [mailto:jacques.deseyne@swift.com]
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 3:46 AM
To: www-forms@w3.org
Subject: Other controls ? Grid ?


From my lecture of the current Last Call draft (I've discovered XForms
only very recently), it would seem that an XForms specification is not
really intended to provide a framework for generic User Interfaces. It
lacks several controls commonly found in widely-used GUI "foundation

Among other things, one 'control' we frequently need is a kind of grid
or table, to present a set of tuples. In principle, it would be possible
to mimic a grid by repeat structures, but the appearance and behaviour
will be slightly different, in the best case. Of course, one could
always envision to make her/his own non-standard extensions... 

Maybe I am missing something and I should apologise for not having read
some requirements document, but what was the motivation to limit the
defined controls to more or less what is already available in HTML forms

Best regards, 

Jacques Deseyne 

Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (S.W.I.F.T.)

SWIFTAlliance WebStation Development Team - IT/Interfaces 
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