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Is or isn't scripting needed, was RE: XForms vs. Web Forms

From: John Boyer <JBoyer@PureEdge.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 10:34:18 -0800
Message-ID: <7874BFCCD289A645B5CE3935769F0B527507E5@tigger.pureedge.com>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <fora@annevankesteren.nl>, "Goodrich, Christopher Michael" <cmgoodr@sandia.gov>
Cc: <www-forms@w3.org>
Hi Anne,

>I hope you will, since all the trivial things web authors want do not 
>require scripting. Actually, most of the things that become possible 
>with WF2 don't.

This is curious to me.
If not with a pile of javascript, then can you explain how else the 
new attributes and their values will be given meaning other than 
by a browser upgrade?

Without scripting, isn't it the case that the WHAT-WG is no more
compatible with IE and other existing browsers than XForms?

With scripting, isn't it true that existing browsers can be used
for the WHAT-WG proposal?  But isn't it also true that with scripting
the existing browsers can be used to support XForms?

John Boyer, Ph.D.
Senior Product Architect and Research Scientist
PureEdge Solutions Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 16 March 2005 18:33:59 UTC

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