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Re: [XForms] XMLForm 0.9.9 released

From: ivelin <ivelin@apache.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 21:38:55 -0500
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  Ivelin,

  I was wondering if you could answer a few fundamental questions. I ask partly because it is almost impossible to be sure which parts of the Apache site re Cocoon etc are fully up to date. So it is far from easy to tease out what is current and what is obsolete.

  Some XMLForm code that I have looked at includes several elements which are not present in the XForms CR and omits some which are in the XForms CR. Is that now fixed? Or what are the plans and timetable for fixing it?

  The current direction is to follow closely the UI controls of XForms, but not attempt to support events, validation and actions, which are considered inefficient for a pure server side implementation. XMLForm uses the XForms form controls to offer a transition path to thin client J2EE apps. Its action processing model will remain close to that of JavaServer Faces (Struts), which has been proven scaleable and performant, without requiring use of JSPs.

  Chiba is making an attempt to prove this assumptions wrong and will eventuall support XForms completely on the server side.

  As I understand it, XMLForm uses schematron. Will that continue? Or will it be replaced by W3C XML Schema? Or will it be possible to use both?

  Schematron is just one implementation of the pluggable Validator interface. XSD, Relax or plain java classes can be plugged in as well.

  Specifically, which version number do you plan to have XForms CR and XMLForm fully aligned? Assuming that you do plan that they be fully aligned.

  As I mentioned above, there are not immediate plans to completely align XMLForm with XForms other than the UI Controls. 

  A final fundamental question relates to how the Cocoon version and the XMLForm relate? Are they fully in synch? If not is it planned that they will be fully in synch at some later date?

  XMLForm is being distributed standalone as well as a Cocoon module. Both use the same core and will be synced as frequently as the development resources allow.

  Cheers,

  Ivelin



  Thanks

  Andrew Watt 
Received on Tuesday, 15 April 2003 22:38:39 GMT

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