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Re: AJAX vs. Xforms

From: Vincent Berger <vincent.berger@afp.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2005 13:58:06 +0100
To: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: Caroline Jarrett <caroline.jarrett@effortmark.co.uk>, www-forms@w3.org
Message-Id: <1130936286.29596.314.camel@genepi>


> 
> We're not against open standard specifications. We're against, poor 
> quality, incomplete, unreliable implementations of those specs. And 
> we're quite annoyed that a spec we actually like is crippled by the lack 
> of conformant, free-as-in-speech, multiplatform  implementations. We 
> hope for the day when that isn't the case, but we're realistic enough to 
> acknowledge that day isn't today and it isn't tomorrow either.


I disagree, but it may be a question of practice.
We use XForms today, and the only drawback is that sometimes it takes a
little while to load,
(in case of multi-pages (about 30) User Interface for off-line form
work).

Of course, if someone as famous as you are, says with determination that
XForms is the worth thing he has never seen,  the task will be harder
tomorrow.

I think that you're help  is welcome if you want to give a hand. It will
be really great.

But if you don't for some mystic reasons, XForms will survive because
it's a standard spec for all, a paradise for programmers, a cost reducer
for the hierarchy in charge of,
a chapter to add on the help desk for the lost orphan friendless end
user.

It's not a bet, just a relief I want to share (but I'm not well-known, I
only write songs and poems for my children,
as normal people ;-).


> 

-- 
Vincent Berger <vincent.berger@afp.com>
Agence France-Presse

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