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Re: xforms processors

From: joern turner <joern.turner@web.de>
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 16:40:25 +0200
Message-ID: <3F019D59.9080503@web.de>
To: Chris Moschini <Chris.Moschini@amdocs.com>
CC: "'Karandikar, Shailesh'" <Shailesh.Karandikar@dendrite.com>, "'www-forms@w3.org'" <www-forms@w3.org>

Chris Moschini wrote:
>>From: Karandikar, Shailesh [mailto:Shailesh.Karandikar@dendrite.com]
> 
> 
>>Server side validation and workflow can not be eliminated. 
>>However, with a
>>client side validation, round trips to the server could be minimized,
agree. client-side validation is *mostly* a matter of improved user 
experience.

> 
> 
> Yes precisely. The argument of whether to handle XForms on the client
> or the server ignores an intention of XForms. The purpose is to define
> a form's elements, validation rules, and their relationships once,
> and the client and the server *both* are capable of handling all of this.
> Thus if the user makes a mistake, the client takes first swing, and
> the server picks up the slack.
absolutely agree - i just wanted to state that the client never can take 
the whole job alone - there always needs to be some 'piece of XForms' on 
the server-side.

Regards,

Joern
> 
> As an example, it's been suggested that this maybe-pioneering
> form script by Peter Paul-Koch:
> 
> http://www.xs4all.nl/~ppk/js/usableforms.html
> 
> suffers from exactly the ailments XForms can solve. Sure it
> performs well and only passes the needed elements back, but
> what if Javascript is turned off? XForms to the rescue.
> 
> 
> -Chris "SoopahMan" Moschini
> http://hiveminds.info/
> http://soopahman.com/
> 
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