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RE: GET should be encouraged, not deprecated, in XForms [was: Issue request for the TAG: XForms]

From: David E. Cleary <davec@progress.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 15:27:34 -0500
To: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: "Paul Prescod" <paul@prescod.net>, "Tim Bray" <tbray@textuality.com>, <www-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBIOBPAGDGFJAHFCGGOEDKCJAA.davec@progress.com>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org]
>
> I think this statement of yours sums things up for me;
>
> > XForms is not about submitting name/value pairs. It is about
> submitting XML.
> > While we added support for legacy servers, that was meant to be
> temporary.
> > If deprecating GET and urlencoded data is a problem, I would support
> > removing them entirely instead of making them something XForms
> must support
> > moving forward.
>
> That would satisfy me.  But note that if you do this, XForms *cannot*
> replace HTML forms, and I'd suggest adding a *prominent* note saying so
> to the spec.

Right now XForms supports this. If the hangup is over the word Deprecate,
maybe there is a better way to signal that that support will be removed in
future versions of XForms.

David Cleary
the Progress Company
Received on Wednesday, 23 January 2002 15:27:41 GMT

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