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Brendan Eich (Mozilla Chief Architect) on the optional W3C XForms addon for Mozilla

From: Gerald Bauer <luxorxul@yahoo.ca>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 18:58:42 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <20040811225842.57648.qmail@web40803.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-forms@w3.org
Cc: XForms@yahoogroups.com


  as a follow-up allow me to highlight the comments by
Brendan Eich - Mozilla's Chief Architect - on the new
IBM and Novell XForms initiative for Mozilla.

   Brendan writes:

 XForms may be used in intranets, or required by a few
"extranet-ish" government or industry sites -- but any
sites blazing this trail are effectively requiring IE
and a plugin such as formsplayer, right now. Mozilla
supporting XForms or XHTML2 will not change the
economics of the web, which favor backward
compatibility and at most the kind of incremental,
cross-browser evolution that the WHATWG is fomenting.

  So optional (one-click download-and-install,
eventually) XForms support in Mozilla products will
help us compete with IE+formsplayer in a few niches.
Good news, but nothing revolutionary.


   What's your take on it? Do you want to see W3C
XForms support builtin or is a one-click
download-and-install optional package good enough? Any
thoughts? Any comments?

    - Gerald

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