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Re: AJAX vs. Xforms

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2005 04:15:55 -0500
Message-ID: <436DC9CB.5000008@metalab.unc.edu>
To: Joern Turner <joern.turner@web.de>
CC: Vincent Berger <vincent.berger@afp.com>, Caroline Jarrett <caroline.jarrett@effortmark.co.uk>, www-forms@w3.org

Joern Turner wrote:

> you asking for conformant, free-as-in-speech, multiplatform 
> implementations but what are you willing to give for that? Everybody 
> likes Open Source and free (of charge) implementations but hardly one 
> likes to actively support projects that try to deliver those 
> implementations be it with coding, publishing or (for gods sake) money.
>

I have indeed offered significant work to an open source XForms project. 
  I was ignored. There are open source projects that are worth 
supporting, and there are open source projects that are written by rank 
amateurs who couldn't code their way out of a paper bag. Sadly, some of 
the open source XForms projects fall into the latter category.

For what it's worth, I don't include Chiba and Orbeon in this class. 
Those I haven't used. I think those projects have problems too, but 
they're of a different nature. I'm not convinced of the feasibility, 
usability, or maintainability of a primarily server-side solution; but 
that's an argument for another thread.

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