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Re: New To Do Lists example online

From: Jasper Bryant-Greene <jasper@album.co.nz>
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2005 11:52:48 +1300
To: Erik Bruchez <erik@bruchez.org>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org
Message-Id: <1130971968.10677.7.camel@jasper.local>

Your example seems to make a round-trip to the server through
XMLHTTPRequest for just about everything, including simply selecting an
item in a list. Why is this? The only noticable effect is a change of
list item style, which does not require any work on the server's part.

On Tue, 2005-11-01 at 14:03 +0100, Erik Bruchez wrote:
> All,
> I thought I would point to a new example that we developped. It
> implements a dynamic user interface for To Do lists done 100% with
> XForms, on top of the open-source-Ajax-enabled OPS XForms engine. Go
> try it out here (it works with stock Firefox and IE):
>    http://www.orbeon.com/ops/goto-example/xforms-todo
> This example illustrates many cool XForms features, such as:
>    o Nested xforms:repeat
>    o Use of "relevant" for conditional display of controls
>    o Typing which allows for automatic formatting of dates
>    o Use of xforms:submission with instance="replace", here to call a
>      service able to format an XML document into HTML.
>    o Use of multiple instances
>    o Use of xforms:setfocus and xforms:setindex
> The formatted source code of the page is available here:
>    http://www.orbeon.com/ops/goto-source/xforms-todo/view.xhtml
> Constructive feedback is always appreciated!
> Enjoy,
> -Erik
> Note #1: There is no persistence: it's just a UI demo for now.
> Note #2: We plan for the OPS XForms engine to support Opera and Safari
> in the future. Like with all Ajax-based software, there is some
> compatibility work to do to get there, but all modern browsers will be
> supported at some point. Contrary to most Ajax-based development
> however, the developers of OPS are taking care of cross-browser
> compatibility, while you concentrate on writing your application with
> XForms.
> Note #3: We are still working on performance (the software is in beta
> after all).
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