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RE: Sun Says No to XForms For Java Desktop Initiative

From: Jason Bell <jasebell@ntlworld.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 09:01:57 +0100
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I'm still struggling to find the word "bloat" in the article...

To be honest I agree with Amy, it's not a short learning curve.  And if Sun
say they have time contraints on implementation that doesn't mean NO.
There's a good chance they'll come back and implement it later.

In my opinion there's a long way to go for XForms yet.  My initial
experimentations have been hell.  Lots of good ideas but an extreme lack of
well documented examples.  The best I've seen has been on the FormsPlayer
site.  Unless anyone can point me in a better direction.

Jase Bell

-----Original Message-----
From: www-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Gerald Bauer
Sent: 24 June 2004 00:23
To: www-forms@w3.org
Subject: Sun Says No to XForms For Java Desktop Initiative


  Amy Fowler (Sun) explains in the Java Desktop
Network Components (JDNC)whitepaper why W3C's XForms
was ignored.

   Amy writes:

  What about XForms? When we implemented JDNC's basic
form functionality, we looked at leveraging the XForms
specification. While XForms is a well-designed
specification that solves the numerous deficiencies in
HTML forms, we were not convinced it would provide the
ease-of-development and short learning curve we were
after. Additionally, implementing XForms is a
significant task which did not fit into our target
schedule for going open source. That said, we intend
to revisit this topic and are open to the opinions of
the development community, as we know lots of brain
power went into that spec.


    What's your take on it? Do you agree with Amy that
XForms is too bloated?

   - Gerald

Gerald Bauer

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