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Re: W3C XForms vs Alternative XML UI Language Formats

From: Gerald Bauer <luxorxul@yahoo.ca>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 12:53:20 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <20040426165320.34346.qmail@web40812.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-forms@w3.org
Cc: tvraman@almaden.ibm.com


> It should be made clear that XForms is *not* a XML
> UI language

  Well, XForms is clearly a XML UI language.

  1) XForms is XML.
  2) XForms includes tags for widgets (e.g. <trigger>,
<textarea>, <range> etc.)

> -- XForms is about an XML Forms architecture that
> uses an XML
> model that can be bound to multiple UI languages 
> --- including XHTML. 

  I understand that W3C XForms needs a hosting
language and is not a standalone markup language.

  Please, note that you can also bind alternative XML
UI languages to different toolkits (e.g. Swing,
Eclipse, Windows Forms, etc.) or even other markup
languages (e.g. SVG, XHTML, etc.). 

> In fact the real XUL challenge
> for Mozilla/xul fans to bind an XUL UI to an XForms
> model.

  Just to clarify the XUL challenge is about XML UI
languages (including XForms) not about Mozilla XUL. I
use XML UI language like XML schema language as a
generic term e.g. there are many more XML schema
languages than W3C's XML schema language. The same
goes for XML UI languages. Mozilla's XML UI language
(XUL) is just one of many XML UI languages.

  - Gerald

Gerald Bauer
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