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RE: XForms vs. Web Forms

From: Klotz, Leigh <Leigh.Klotz@xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 14:33:13 -0800
Message-ID: <E254B0A7E0268949ABFE5EA97B7D0CF42F3FE2@usa7061ms01.na.xerox.net>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <fora@annevankesteren.nl>, "Goodrich, Christopher Michael" <cmgoodr@sandia.gov>
Cc: <www-forms@w3.org>

XForms is built with the nightly Firefox builds, and it is an extension,
not a plugin.
It's a single-click install just like the other Firefox extensions, and
the download size is about 160KB.
It has its own bugzilla category in the mail Mozilla bugzilla tree just
like any other component.
So I don't see size or compatibility with the browser version as being


-----Original Message-----
From: www-forms-request@w3.org [mailto:www-forms-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Anne van Kesteren
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 9:44 AM
To: Goodrich, Christopher Michael
Cc: www-forms@w3.org
Subject: Re: XForms vs. Web Forms

Goodrich, Christopher Michael wrote:
> First,  This article omits details that have come to light recently
> regarding the support for xforms.  Namely, the Mozilla foundation has
> dropped their flagship suite in favor of the standalone applications
> Firefox/Thunderbird (and quite possibly Sunbird as well, although it's
> still in beta).  Firefox currently has built in support for xforms in
> it's nightly builds (not sure if this has been implemented in the
> release, but I suspect that was a security patch fix, not a feature
> upgrade).

This statement is false. Firefox has a plugin that enables support for 
XForms. It is not enabled by default, it has to be downloaded 
separately. And, not all is supported.

Received on Wednesday, 16 March 2005 22:34:13 UTC

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