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

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 20:04:22 +0100
Message-ID: <42388336.2050607@annevankesteren.nl>
To: John Boyer <JBoyer@PureEdge.com>
CC: "Goodrich, Christopher Michael" <cmgoodr@sandia.gov>, www-forms@w3.org

John Boyer wrote:
> To start, 'application/xhtml+xml' is not a namespace.

I meant MIME type, sorry about that.

> The embedding of XForms tags *in the xforms namespace* can
> currently be done and there do currently exist script
> implementations that provide all of the functionality
> of those xforms tags within existing browsers.
> Hence, there is no need to assign such pages to a 
> *content type* that makes the browser fail to load them.

That is the correct content type for XHTML documents when the root 
element is 'html'. This scripted implementation implements parts of XML 
Schema, XPath and some way to style the form controls?

Are these script implementations based on a correct MIME type, like 
application/xml, or some false incorrect one, like text/html? I have 
seen an implementation that does similar things being implemented using 
text/html. I personally don't think that is a good thing for the web.

  Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 16 March 2005 19:04:46 UTC

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