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RE: XForms Myths Exposed - By Ian Hixie (Opera)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 14:29:24 +0000 (UTC)
To: jason <jeacott@hardlight.com.au>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0503111419410.17726@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 11 Mar 2005, jason wrote:
> I think he makes some pretty reasonable points actually.

Heh, thanks.

> one thing I would say in XForms favour is that if you are using it for
> x-platform compatibility, then as long as you stick to xforms (ie dont use
> script) then your app will run on any x-forms compatible renderer (whethere
> is visually based or something else!)
> you just cant do that with script. you would need a different version of the
> script for each target.

You shouldn't. While there may be some bugs in browsers that force you to 
have slightly different code (like there might be bugs in an XPath 
implementation that force you to do different XPath for different UAs), by 
and large scripts should work the same on all UAs.

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