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Server-side support for translation of XForms to XHTML

From: Arcana <arcana@yetta.net>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 23:19:16 -0500
To: www-forms@w3.org
Message-Id: <200301062319.16648.arcana@yetta.net>


I'm doing development for a content management system and I would like to ask 
about the current maturity of XForms.  As of now it does not seem that any of 
the popular browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Opera) supports XForms.  
Please correct me if the information I read is outdated.

I am very new to XForms and I would like to know if it's worth investing in 
learning them.  It seems that XForms will save me a lot of server scripting 
effort, but if there is little support for end users I cannot use it.  The 
application is to be done for the end of this month so there is no time for 
me to "wait" for someone to do an XForms implementation.

I am wondering if there is a way to use a server-side scripting language to 
convert XForms for display on non-XForms browsers.  In other words, are there 
software libraries for PHP or other languages that will load an XForm page 
and convert it to something such as XHTML on the server-side for display on 
incompatible browsers?  Can XForms be translated in this way?  I use a 
similar method for transforming my XML/XSLT pages server side for browsers 
that do not support XML/XSLT.

Thank you for reading.  Please have a good day,

-- Irwin

Dreams may be in sleep, or may occur waking.  In all cases, listen to your 
Received on Tuesday, 7 January 2003 00:00:10 UTC

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