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Re: [Moderator Action] Fwd: XForms Reusability / Modularization (was RE: XForms WD 20020821 - 2.1 ...

From: Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 18:15:50 +0200
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To: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>, <www-forms-editor@w3.org>
Cc: <www-forms@w3.org>

Moderator: sent to www-forms@w3.org and www-forms-editor@w3.org
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From: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>
To: <www-forms-editor@w3.org>
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<ryan_tomayko@stercomm.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2002 4:56 PM
Subject: [Moderator Action] Fwd: XForms Reusability / Modularization (was
RE: XForms WD 20020821 - 2.1 ...


> I am forwarding this to www-forms-editor@w3.org since it seems to me that
> there are fundamental problems with how XForms is currently designed which
> have adverse effects on what I had assumed to be the modularity and
> reusability of XForms code.
>
> If XForms code is to be written to conform primarily to the assumed future
> needs of XHTML 2.0, which the current draft implies, then that has a
> potentially destructive effect on the cross-platform applicability of
XForms.
>
> If XHTML 2.0 cannot accomodate fully modular cross-platform XForms code
then
> it seems to me that the XForms WG needs to do some careful thinking and
> possibly fundamental redesign of XForms to achieve a genuinely
cross-platform
> XForms. XForms does not need to be, and should not be, tied to the apron
> strings of XHTML 2.0. It cannot be tied to XHTML if it is to succeed as a
> modular, cross-platform, multiple host language Web forms technology.
>
> Andrew Watt
>
Received on Tuesday, 3 September 2002 12:16:27 GMT

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