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

From: Goodrich, Christopher Michael <cmgoodr@sandia.gov>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 08:46:07 -0700
Message-ID: <C01B7DAB36AB864E9C99F5B79655413A02FFF7FE@ES20SNLNT.srn.sandia.gov>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
cc: www-forms@w3.org

I knew I had to get technical on this one.  Ok, I have had some really
good suggestions, but they all took it one step too far.  Let me
clarify.

The end user page is already built, I don't need anything to convert the
XML files to HTML, that's done, I used JavaScript to parse the file and
provide what I needed on that end, so I don't need to recreate the wheel
there.  What I need is the admin end redone in xhtml instead of Office.
I figure all I need is a xforms page rendered in xhtml to read the XML
file from the server, make changes, and put it back on the server.  I am
not interested in a full package that gives me more than I want or need,
just the basic code.  This is an extremely small project that only 5
people will ever see.  If I need a browser plugin to do this, then I'll
need both IE (PC only) and Mozilla/Firefox for Mac, and Linux boxes.

Perhaps I was mistaken when I thought the technology wasn't there
already and maybe I just need to be pointed in the right direction to
get the plugins and some help with the code for the xforms.  Problem is,
I'm not familiar enough, and I need to get familiar.


Thank you,

Christopher M Goodrich A+
Corporate Computing Help Desk
Sandia National Laboratories
Science Applications International Corporation
cmgoodr@sandia.gov
(505) 284-4797 

-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Hickson [mailto:ian@hixie.ch] 
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005 8:31 AM
To: Goodrich, Christopher Michael
Cc: www-forms@w3.org
Subject: RE: XForms Myths Exposed - By Ian Hixie (Opera)

On Fri, 11 Mar 2005, Goodrich, Christopher Michael wrote:
>
> Ideal --- If we have a web browser that's xforms compatible.  When is 
> Firefox going to go mainstream with this again?

My understanding is that Mozilla, Microsoft, Opera and Safari have no
plans to ship XForms support with the default browser. However, there
are plugins available from Mozilla and IE to enable XForms support
there, and there are tools that convert XForms on the server to HTML
forms on the client so that it works even with down-level UAs.

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