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Re: XForms Object Model discussion?

From: Stefano Debenedetti <sdebenedetti@e-tree.com>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 16:17:05 +0200
Message-ID: <3CF63461.8060802@e-tree.com>
To: Wiebe Tijsma <wiebe@tijsma.com>
CC: www-forms@w3.org

same doubt over here too. I don't think an XFormsOM to be really 
required in order to put XForms to use but I do think we need some more 
hooks to integrate it with existing HTML based web sites and 
applications out there.

For example, wouldn't it be nice to just add an xforms:submitInfo 
attribute on any legacy HTML element to turn it into a nice 
presentation-independent <submitInfo> UI?

I could then throw an xforms:model in the head of my XHTMLs and just add 
the proper hooks (bind, ref, submitInfo, etc.) as xforms attributes to 

Will we have to wait for evolution of XHTML modularization + XForms 1.1 
to have that or am I missing something big here and the one I described 
above won't be the way to go and how can existing UI languages (as used 
by millions of forms applications today) be used w/XForms is still to be 

Thank you and best regards,

Wiebe Tijsma wrote:
> Hello All,
> maybe this is a stupid just-entered-the-xforms-dsicussion question and i'm
> not getting things right, but are there any plans/discussions for creating a
> XForms Object Model? from my point of view creating XForms tests and
> implementations (XSmiles) seem pretty funny ofcourse, but wouldn't it be
> advisable to wait for a OM? I would like to be in that discussion! (don't
> really care about the syntax, however it is ofcourse the base for the
> functionality)
> Thanks and good luck in any way
> Wiebe Tijsma
> Triview Publishing Technologies
> Soest, The Netherlands
> wtijsma@triview.nl
> www.triview.nl
Received on Thursday, 30 May 2002 10:16:22 UTC

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