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RE: XForms vs. Web Forms

From: Dharmesh Mistry <Dharmesh.Mistry@edgeipk.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 14:26:33 -0000
Message-ID: <6E80CFEBE068F44BAD79EB89CA1FD59119A863@edgemail01.uk.edgeipk.com>
To: "Peter Bruhn Andersen" <bruhn.andersen@get2net.dk>, <www-forms@w3.org>
This article is a little dated now. My take on this is there is no real
"winner" except that DHTML may have longer shelf life than the XForms
community may like it to have. (i.e. where are the tools to help people
migrate? As Steve Pemberton put it at an IBM conference, XForms is based
declarative programming a major shift to current approaches)
 
Worth you looking at:
http://whatwg.org/specs/web-forms/current-work/
<http://whatwg.org/specs/web-forms/current-work/> 
 
 
Specifically section 1.5 which states:
"This specification is in no way aimed at replacing XForms 1.0 [XForms]
<http://whatwg.org/specs/web-forms/current-work/#refsXForms#refsXForms>
, nor is it a subset of XForms 1.0. 
XForms 1.0 is well suited for describing business logic and data
constraints. Web Forms 2.0 aims to simplify the task of transforming
XForms 1.0 systems into documents that can be rendered on HTML Web
browsers that do not support XForms. 
In this transformation model, the XForms processor is a server-side
process that converts XForms and XML Schema documents, according to the
XForms specification, into HTML and Web Forms documents, which are then
processed by the client side Web Forms processor, along with a style
sheet for presentation."
As per my last posting there are a number of languages on the market,
and as Gerald pointed out to me - at least 12 open source XML based UI
languages.
I believe there are issues related to "business complexity" that have
yet to be resolved by forms languages which aim to solve "form
development complexity"
 
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From: www-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Peter Bruhn Andersen
Sent: 16 March 2005 09:04
To: www-forms@w3.org
Subject: XForms vs. Web Forms
 
I've just seen this article
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-5581106.html 
 
It 'compares' XForms to the Web Forms 2.0 specification and concludes
that Web Forms is the winner. 
 
I have no knowledge about the Web Forms specification so I would like to
hear what the group thinks about the article. And perhaps more to the
point: Should we keep using XForms or should we switch to Web Forms?
 
Regards,
Peter
Received on Wednesday, 16 March 2005 14:26:37 GMT

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