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ANNOUNCE: X-Smiles 0.7, with partial XForms CR support

From: Mikko Honkala <honkkis@tml.hut.fi>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 15:30:48 +0200
Message-ID: <3DDA3D08.4060200@tml.hut.fi>
To: www-forms@w3c.org, w3c-forms@w3c.org

Hello people at www-forms,

The X-Smiles team is proud to present a brand new version 0.7 Kokkola
of the Open Source java-based XML browser X-Smiles! It is now 
downloadable at
http://www.x-smiles.org/ .

This version brings new features and fixes bugs in the previous version.
The main new features that might be of interest to www-forms people are
(see http://www.x-smiles.org/release.txt for details):

+ HTML->XHTML conversion
+ XForms (MH)
   + partial support of the W3C XForms Candidate Recommendation Nov 2002
     + uses the namespace http://www.w3.org/2002/xforms/cr
     + uses the element, attribute and event names from that spec
   + widget creation and handling separated from logic
      + uses the component factory to handle components
      + works now in AWT without Swing also (alpha-quality)
   + PSVI from Xerces 2.1.0 integrated
     + External schema is used to get the PSVI datatypes
     + Validations work with repeat, and are _much_ faster
	   ( possible to validate even between keystrokes)
     - xsi:type and xforms:type not yet supported
   + Datatype-aware controls
     + specific <input> controls for datatypes: xsd:date, xsd:boolean, 
xsd:decimal
     + specific <range> controls for datatypes: xsd:decimal, xsd:integer
   + All XPath extension functions implemented
     - with the xforms namespace prefix
   + Dynamic select's regarding to UI dom changes (adding/removing items)

CR support level is shown in the XForms implementation chart at:
http://www.xsmiles.org/features_xforms.html

(By the way, if there's a feature you would like to see, all 
contributions to the code are welcome!)

Regards,
	Mikko Honkala on behalf of the X-Smiles team
	http://www.xsmiles.org/contributors.html
Received on Tuesday, 19 November 2002 08:35:02 GMT

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