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RE: Question

From: Sikora, Gary <gary.sikora@progeny.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 19:09:37 -0500
Message-ID: <D27363C4B7977B4DAEBFCFA059BCA5D407DA44@es1.progeny.net>
To: "John Boyer" <JBoyer@PureEdge.com>, <Hemant.Desai@patni.com>, <www-forms@w3.org>
Cc: "Barny Swain" <barny.swain@draeger-it.co.uk>

I can kinda agree with this.  PDF plugins are tools to view PDF files
similar to Word plugins.  XForms involves much more functionality beyond
just viewing.  

Microsoft is promoting their own Form controls with client side
functionality based on their VB/ASP controls.  Your right, a choice is a
client-side plugin that interprets and processes XForms.  The other
choice is to have a server-side solution automatically creates HTML 1.0
markup and associated JavaScript that is compatible with deployed IE's.

The real question is this, W3C specifies XForms as the form module for
XHTML 2.0, will Microsoft comply - only time will tell.

Gary Sikora
Progeny Systems Corp  

-----Original Message-----
From: John Boyer [mailto:JBoyer@PureEdge.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 12:09 PM
To: Hemant.Desai@patni.com; www-forms@w3.org
Cc: Barny Swain
Subject: RE: Question



Right on all counts.

That being said, I don't see an overwhelming need for Microsoft to ever
provide direct support for XForms because they already provide cool
technologies for others to insert custom technologies for which they are
experts.  For example, it seems unlikely that an XForms implementation
would even remotely approach the size of the PDF control, but many
people choose to add the PDF control to their system because it is a
very good document presentment technology.  It serves a purpose and is
easy to deploy on top of IE.  Same idea for XForms.

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


-----Original Message-----
From: Hemant Desai [mailto:Hemant.Desai@patni.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 5:41 AM
To: www-forms@w3.org
Cc: 'Barny Swain'
Subject: RE: Question




It would mean that the current implementation done is in the form of an
ActiveX control/Active Doc Server. In one of the future releases of
IE{or any other browser} which is compliant to the specs, would  not
require third party plug-ins/controls...

Feel free to correct me if I am wrong...

thanks and regards
Hemant Desai


-----Original Message-----
From: www-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Barny Swain
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 04:42 PM
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 19:37:07 GMT

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