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Re: FORMs and GET

From: <tvraman@almaden.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 17:20:53 -0800
Message-ID: <15431.30837.487886.812400@bubbles.almaden.ibm.com>
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: tvraman@almaden.ibm.com, John_Barton@hpl.hp.com (John J. Barton), paul@prescod.net (Paul Prescod), www-forms@w3.org

0) The long term goal is for XForms to replace HTML forms.
1) HTTP GET 
for submitting large amounts of data is depricated because of its
well-known problems in that area.
2) If you read the XForms spec, you'll see that it takes care of
legacy issues and backward compatibility,
as well as transitioning things to the new world.




Mark Baker writes:
 > Hi T.V.
 > 
 > > 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.
 > 
 > Without going into that, why is it even deprecated?  If it goes away in
 > the future (as deprecated features often do), what will replace it?
 > 
 > I'll ask again; are XForms intended to replace HTML forms, or complement
 > them?
 > 
 > MB
 > -- 
 > Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
 > Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
 > http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com

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