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Re: Server-side support for translation of XForms to XHTML

From: Rob Bull <rob.bull@blackdog.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 08:48:29 +0100
Message-ID: <002801c2b6ea$d65e4520$904e08c3@esrc.ac.uk>
To: "Arcana" <arcana@yetta.net>, <www-forms@w3.org>

Irwin,

My company has developed a component to enable IE (5.5)  to render xForms.

Haven't tested it as a server side component but see no reason why it
shouldn't work (probably through .asp). The component is part of a system
which we hope to develop commercially, but would be happy for any third
party testing to see if it can fit your requirements. It will be completed
this month.

RR

----- Original Message -----
From: "Arcana" <arcana@yetta.net>
To: <www-forms@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 5:19 AM
Subject: Server-side support for translation of XForms to XHTML


|
| Hello,
|
| 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| Please correct me if the information I read is outdated.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
| dreams.
|
|
|
Received on Wednesday, 8 January 2003 03:50:36 GMT

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