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RE: Question

From: John Boyer <JBoyer@PureEdge.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 08:55:21 -0800
Message-ID: <7874BFCCD289A645B5CE3935769F0B52452A67@tigger.pureedge.com>
To: "Barny Swain" <barny.swain@draeger-it.co.uk>, "Pabolu, Adinarayana (MED, GEMS-IT)" <Adinarayana.Pabolu@geind.ge.com>, <www-forms@w3.org>

No.  XForms is a specification for interoperable implementations of web-based forms.  ActiveX and ActiveDoc are possible technologies that could be used in an implementation of XForms.

So, when people ask "Does IE support XForms?" the answer to me is yes in the sense that IE supports a generalized framework for plugging in custom behaviors, including XForms.

Netscape browsers have a similar generalized framework-- the Netscape plugin architecture. A Java applet would be another reasonable technology for implementing the XForms specification.

There is even an alternative web browser being developed by the X-Smiles group, and it supports XForms.  In fact, there are currently XForms implementers who are building with a majority of the aforementioned technologies.

John Boyer, Ph.D.
Senior Product Architect
PureEdge Solutions Inc.


-----Original Message-----
From: Barny Swain [mailto:barny.swain@draeger-it.co.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 3:12 AM
To: John Boyer; Pabolu, Adinarayana (MED, GEMS-IT); www-forms@w3.org
Subject: RE: Question



Coming in late to this...

Does this mean that XForms uses ActiveX controls, and that the non IE
browsers that do not support ActiveX cannot use XForms?
 
Regards,
Barny Swain

-----Original Message-----
From: John Boyer [mailto:JBoyer@PureEdge.com] 
Sent: 18 February 2003 17:59
To: Pabolu, Adinarayana (MED, GEMS-IT); www-forms@w3.org
Subject: RE: Question


Internet Explorer supports ActiveX controls and Active Doc Servers.

John Boyer, Ph.D.
Senior Product Architect
PureEdge Solutions Inc.


-----Original Message-----
From: Pabolu, Adinarayana (MED, GEMS-IT)
[mailto:Adinarayana.Pabolu@geind.ge.com]
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 8:57 PM
To: www-forms@w3.org
Subject: Question



Does Internet Explorer support XForms ?

Regards,
Adinarayana
Received on Wednesday, 19 February 2003 11:55:58 GMT

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