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XForms on Mobile Devices

From: Alessandro Vernet <avernet@orbeon.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2005 21:55:49 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20050613045549.85318.qmail@web54502.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-forms@w3.org

XForms already provides a number of benefits compared to HTML 4 forms on
browsers, but would be even more valuable on mobile devices (for instance:
less round-trips with the server, lesser need for JavaScript, device
independence). Despite the benefits, XForms on mobile devices seems to be
an emerging technology at best, with so far only two major initiatives I
am aware of, from IBM and Oracle (see below).

Are there other initiatives I am not aware of? More generally, what is the
state of XForms on mobile devices?

Alex

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IBM Forms for Mobile Devices

IBM Forms for Mobile Devices
(http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/aw.nsf/reqs/ifmd) is an implementation of
XForms that run on Palm-powered devices and shows how XForms can be used
to create form-based enterprise applications running on mobile devices.
This package has been released by IBM on alphaWorks, their site showcasing
emerging technologies.
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Oracle Wireless Client

Oracle Wireless Client
(http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/wireless/mobilebrowser.htm) has
released a preview of their Wireless Client in March 2004. Despite its
name, the preview contains no software that run on a mobile device.
Instead, it is delivered in the form of a plugin for Internet Explorer,
hence maybe the "preview" in the name. The plugin run XForms client-side,
just like the browser would if it supported XForms natively.

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