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Re: FORMs and GET

From: <tvraman@almaden.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 16:31:25 -0800
Message-ID: <15431.27869.541878.363815@bubbles.almaden.ibm.com>
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: John_Barton@hpl.hp.com (John J. Barton), paul@prescod.net (Paul Prescod), www-forms@w3.org

This is gross miscommunicatio.
XForms depricates  HTTP GET  
--depricates means we let you use it --but advise against it.

So how did this ever get interpreted as "XForms doesn't support GET"?

Looks like the classic "how many people does it take to change a light
bulb on the Internet" thread.
Mark Baker writes:
 > So are XForms expecting to replace HTML forms?  When I was in the HTML
 > WG, while XForms work was happening there, I didn't recall any mention
 > of this.
 > If XForms doesn't support GET, HTML forms will always need to exist and
 > be incorporated into any spec that XForms wants to be integrated into
 > (such as a future XHTML version).  But I could see HTML forms being
 > used primarily for the GET method, while XForms were used exclusively
 > for POST (and maybe PUT 8-).  That would be fine.
 > MB
 > -- 
 > Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
 > Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
 > http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com

Best Regards,
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