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W3C XForms vs. XUI vs. XAML vs. MXML vs. SwiXml vs. XUL vs. Your Markup Here

From: T. V. Raman <tvraman@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 09:07:01 -0700
Message-ID: <16563.28453.300490.553848@bubbles.almaden.ibm.com>
To: luxorxul@yahoo.ca
Cc: www-forms@w3.org



And you're still missing the point --- which is unfortunate.

That excellent article you refer to is not talking about UI
languages it's talking about what it takes to put together
webapps -- and apps need to be more than screen-deep. 

Another thing that was evident at the WWW 2004 conference was
the coming together of technologies such as XForms, CSS, SVG and
the DOM2/XML-Events bits to together create a best of breed
webapp solution.

Point solutions like the various UI-only languages you name
will  remain relevant for niche cases --- but could become part
of a much bigger picture by playing together with XForms just as
CSS XHTML and SVG do.

So you can continue the polemic  by asking "which is the best UI
language"; alternatively you can create web applications that
actually meet users needs.

>>>>> "Gerald" == Gerald Bauer <luxorxul@yahoo.ca> writes:
    Gerald> Hello,
    Gerald> 
    Gerald>   as an addon to the "Is W3C's XForms the next big
    Gerald> thing" post allow me to highlight the XUL Challenge
    Gerald> 2004 Counter sample gallery that shows more than a
    Gerald> dozen XML UI language formats (including W3C's
    Gerald> XForms) in action.
    Gerald> 
    Gerald>   The lineup so far includes:
    Gerald> 
    Gerald>     * Luxor * MyXaml * Jazilla * xWidglets * XMLFace
    Gerald> * Ultrid * FormsPlayer (W3C XForms) * Xoetrope XUI *
    Gerald> Flex (Macromedia Flash) * SwiXml * Avalon XAML *
    Gerald> Beryl * Purnama XUI * Xamlon * Zeepe (DHTML) * Zulu
    Gerald> (Macromedia Flash)
    Gerald> 
    Gerald>   More @ http://xul.sourceforge.net/counter.html
    Gerald> 
    Gerald>   Is W3C's XForms really clearly the winner? Let us
    Gerald> know what you think.
    Gerald> 
    Gerald>    - Gerald
    Gerald> 
    Gerald> ------------------- Gerald Bauer Open XUL Alliance -
    Gerald> A Rich Internet For Everyone |
    Gerald> http://xul.sourceforge.net
    Gerald> 
    Gerald> ______________________________________________________________________
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Best Regards,
--raman
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