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RE: Question

From: Mark Birbeck <Mark.Birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 22:55:32 -0000
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To: "'Mike Kozlowski'" <mlk@klio.org>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org

Mike wrote:
> XForms replaces HTML forms in XHTML 2.0.  Barring a flop for XHTML 2.0,
> it seems likely that future HTML browsers will support XForms natively.

That's certainly possible - although there are very real reasons why it
might be a difficult pill to swallow for some ...

However, I can also envisage a situation where there are even different
XForms processors for the same browser, used for different situations. For
example, someone may produce an XForms processor that plugs into IE in the
way that John described, but that supports both voice and keyboard,
specifically aimed at the partially sighted. Someone else may produce a
plug-in - also for IE - but for a completely different purpose, with
different features. Both may completely adhere to the XForms standard, but
provide the user with different ways to interact with the underlying data.



Mark Birbeck
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Professional XML Meta Data,
both by Wrox Press

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