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Re: AJAX vs. Xforms

From: Michael Bolger <michael@svgfoundation.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 05:58:25 -0700
Message-ID: <435E2BF1.4010304@svgfoundation.org>
To: www-forms@w3.org

Jason Eacott wrote:
 >people who think the effort is worth it.

Casually stated, what if we could
agree on a  "Web 3"  so to speak;
XForms, SVG/sXBL, RDF-OWL, XHTML 2.0,
Compound Documents, together ?,  as a goal.

I would like to see:)

we have a few links at;
http://www.svgx.org/xforms/
and a few AJAX items this week;
http://www.svgx.org

Thank You
Michael Bolger


>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.
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>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.
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>Jason.
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>>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.
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>>Any ideas or comments on this issue?
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