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Re: AJAX vs. Xforms

From: Jason Eacott <jeacott@hardlight.com.au>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 21:35:48 +0930
To: "Rafael Benito" <rbenito@satec.es>, www-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <435EA534.681.66CBA66@localhost>

ajax and xforms are completely different beasts.
ajax is a way of interacting with a server to achieve smooth gui interaction, it has been proposed that it could 
easilly be used to improve server based xforms implementations such as chiba (want to contribute?) and oberon.
xforms is not just another api, but an entirely self contained entity for creating (at the moment) particular kinds of 
interactive applications.

ajax is popular because its accessible, and can be applied to existing infrastructure. xforms is a whole different 
approach, with a much steeper learning curve and requires more effort to make a reality. but clearly there are lots 
of people who think the effort is worth it.


>   <http://www.satec.es/plant_correo/img/Logo_sistemas.gif> 	
> AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) architectures are attracting a lot of
> attention from the Web developer community. Some features, like requesting
> to a server a piece of XML to update the UI without refreshing the whole
> browser window, that make AJAX to be gaining recognition, are also present
> in the Xforms Recommendation. However, it seems that Xforms adoption is
> evolving at a much lower rate than AJAX. I wonder for the reasons that are
> causing this to happen and what the Xforms community should be doing to more
> strongly push Xforms into the web development arena.
> Any ideas or comments on this issue?
> Kind regards
> Rafael Benito Ruz de Villa
> e-business Manager
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