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Re: New To Do Lists example online

From: Victor Engmark <victor.engmark@cern.ch>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2005 09:21:14 +0100
To: www-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <20051104082114.GA24443@imap.cern.ch>

Aaron Reed:

> What I think we, as a community, can really do to help adoption is 
> getting involved as early as possible with people seriously evaluating 
> XForms as a technology.  Comments like, "Lack of support for basic 
> functionality, such as the 'put' method or repeats. This was naturally 
> the biggest showstopper" or "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", if I had to guess, 
> are born from people who went the extra mile and read what documentation 
> exists, tried to write some forms, and were fed up with things not 
> working like they expected.  I don't know an implementation author out 
> there who would ignore requests for guidance from frustrated evaluators. 

Since one of the quotes is mine, I'd like to point out that despite the
initial difficulties in finding a proper XForms processor, a working
version based on Chiba running on Tomcat was developed in less than
three weeks, released in January, and is still being used (by manual
workers) and extended. Single person project all the way.

XForms could very well be the next killer app for information

Victor Engmark
Programmer's stinging retort:
"Shut up, or I'll replace you with a very short shell script!"
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