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RE: XForms Player/Toolkit/Browser of the Year 2004 - Call for Nominations

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 10:29:02 -0000
To: "'Gerald Bauer'" <luxorxul@yahoo.ca>
Cc: <www-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <006001c4e35a$130d0a40$0d01a8c0@W100>

Hi Gerald,

It's good to see that you're still finding time in between "chronicling the
XUL revolution" to come over here and help us with XForms. ;)

But .... I notice you haven't found the time to comment on our new
formsPlayer features which allow you to add toolbars and sidebars to
Internet Explorer using XForms. Putting aside the fact that we're pretty
proud of what we've done -- so there may of course be a sub-conscious
element of self-promotion on my part -- I would have thought that this was a
pretty significant development in the history of the XUL revolution:

 * XUL is no longer the only mark-up language that allows you
   to 'extend the browser';

 * since XForms is device-independent it means that any browser
   extensions you do build could be used for any type of browser,
   unlike XUL which is GUI-oriented;

 * IE users can finally have all the search-bar--type extensions
   that Mozilla users have had for years.

So, it won't be long before you have to have a poll like "Which browser
extension language do you prefer? The good old-fashioned GUI language, XUL,
or the shiny new, device-independent, model-driven, XForms?"

In the meantime, keep up the good work!



Mark Birbeck
x-port.net Ltd.

e: Mark.Birbeck@x-port.net
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-forms-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Gerald Bauer
> Sent: 16 December 2004 03:53
> To: www-forms@w3.org
> Subject: XForms Player/Toolkit/Browser of the Year 2004 - 
> Call for Nominations
> Hello,
>   to find the most popular XForms
> Player/Toolkit/Browser of the Year 2004 I will open up
> a poll that will run for two weeks at the end of the
> week.
>   I invite you to send in your nominations for
> inclusion in the upcoming "What is Your XForms 
> Player/Toolkit/Browser of the Year 2004?" poll.
>   So far the nomination line-up includes:   
>    * DENG
>    * x-port FormsPlayer
>    * Chibacon Chiba
>    * X-Smiles
>    * Orbeon Open XML Framework
>    * Mozilla XForms Addon (Alpha)
>    * Novell XForms Player (Beta)
>    * IBM XML Forms Package (Beta)
>    - Gerald
> PS: You can see the results of a mid-year poll online
> @ 
> http://xul.sourceforge.net/post/2004/06/poll_results_what_is_y

Gerald Bauer
United XAML       - http://unitedxaml.org
XAML Forum & News - http://xamlnews.com 

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