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ANNOUNCE: FormsPlayer beta for IE 6 is now based on Candidate Rec ommendation

From: Mark Birbeck <Mark.Birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 12:46:59 -0000
Message-ID: <E3ED00A7C285EE408679DE2A26D1C781365E4C@S007.x-port.net>
To: www-forms@w3.org

x-port's FormsPlayer beta for IE 6 is now based on the XForms
1.0 Candidate Recommendation. The new version can be downloaded
from the FormsPlayer site:


As well as using tags from the XForms 1.0 CR, there are quite
a few new features, many of which are illustrated with updated
samples. Some of these will make building internet applications
much easier:

- Saving and loading to local files is fully working. This
allows forms to be completed offline, and then submitted at
a later date. There is a sample that shows this, as well as
demonstrating one technique for producing a wizard.

- Using @appearance="compact" with xf:select1 and
xf:select causes the processor to use a tree view
control to render the items. This is very useful when
choices are nested, since it helps guide the user in
their selection.

- The data type now influences rendering of the user
interface. At the moment this is confined to dates, but
more will be added.

- A submission method of 'text-xml-post' has been added so
that we can submit "text/xml" documents, which is needed for
SOAP 1.1 applications. (SOAP 1.2 uses "application/xml+soap".)

- COM interfaces have been added to the model element as
per section 7.2, so allowing script access to the instance data
from IE. A sample illustrates this.



Mark Birbeck
Managing Director
x-port.net Ltd.
4 Pear Tree Court

T: +44 20 7689 9232
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Received on Wednesday, 20 November 2002 07:47:27 UTC

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