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XForms and XUL: Standards conflict?

From: Gerald Bauer <luxorxul@yahoo.ca>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 12:12:59 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <20030723161259.33808.qmail@web40804.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-forms@w3.org

Hi Dharmesh Mistry,

> Can you help me please, I am trying to work out
> whether xForms and XUL are conflicting standards
> trying to achieve the same thing, or whether in fact
> they are two distinct standards achievig separate
> goals.

  Here's my take on the XForms and XUL debate.

  To put it simply XUL will include XForms. XForms in
a way is say like Texas is to the United States or
Quebec is to Canada.

  To get more technical: XForms is a databinding
architecture (XML in, XML out) that needs a hosting
language such as classic (X)HTML or modern XUL.

  Unfortunately, the W3C suffers from the not invented
here (NIH) syndrom and reinvents the wheels and pushes
only its own spec. Thus, XForms needs a little
clean-up to fit into the XUL architecture. 

  - Gerald

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