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RE: XSLT and XForms

From: Dan Dennedy <DDennedy@digitalbang.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2002 11:31:19 -0400
Message-ID: <C96072E096CC0D4EA606C1119F51858A01DC01@intrabang01.digitalbang.com>
To: "Stefano Debenedetti" <sdebenedetti@e-tree.com>
Cc: "Lambert Charlie" <clambert@btg.com>, <www-forms@w3.org>

I think server-side processors will represent just the first generation of xforms implementations due to timing. It just makes too much sense to start leveraging it to formalize some mundane aspects of web app development while still being compatible with today's browser technology. I am very optimistic that XForms will someday appear in mozilla. I would love to start working on it, but my independent programming is totally consumed by multimedia on GNU/Linux where there is much work to do! I'm searching for a way to get my employer or a client to invest some effort into Mozilla. At least my server-side processor would serve as practice.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefano Debenedetti [mailto:sdebenedetti@e-tree.com]
> Sent: Friday, June 07, 2002 11:01 AM
> To: Dan Dennedy
> Cc: Lambert Charlie; www-forms@w3.org
> Subject: Re: XSLT and XForms
> 
> 
> This is the very only reason that makes me find it hard to believe a 
> server-side XForms processor would spare me some debugging time.
> Despite the nice, declarative approach, applications 
> generated this way 
> would be far more difficult to mantain and test than 
> applications that 
> are run on the client. Not to mention that serious (consistent) 
> client-side interactivity (as allowed by the wonderful XForms WD for 
> example) is something the web is sorely missing, not only where the 
> connection speed is bad.
> Anyway good luck to all the server-side XForms processor that are on 
> their way, I really hope they will save me some debugging time!
> ciao
> ste
> 
> 
Received on Friday, 7 June 2002 11:31:38 GMT

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