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Re: AJAX vs. Xforms

From: Erik Bruchez <erik@bruchez.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 18:11:06 +0200
Message-ID: <435E591A.6070309@bruchez.org>
To: www-forms@w3.org

Mark Birbeck wrote:

> I think the big difference with the Ajax 'community' is that they 
> produce lots of examples, run Wikis that explain things, and so on. I 
> don't believe XForms is that difficult, but I think new users do need 
> orienting, yet the XForms 'community' has been pretty bad at providing 
> the support needed. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that this is one of 
> the worst 'communities' I have seen--take a look at things like SVG 
> and Python and you'll see primers, samples, Wikis, and all sorts.
>  
> So, in short, if XForms has a low take-up we only have ourselves to blame!

Mark, you are absolutely right!

> As our contribution to helping XForms move forwards (in addition to 
> providing a free plug-in!) we have set-up a Wiki, and have tried to add 
> demos, links and descriptions to help people use XForms. But it needs a 
> lot more, so if people want to help with examples, code snippets, handy 
> links to web services, pattern descriptions or whatever they 
> want, please head over to http://www.xforms-wiki.com/.
>  
> One other initiative worth mentioning is that we will be working with 
> the guys at Orbeon to produce some substantial cross-processor examples. 
> Once done they will go up on the Wiki, and we hope that these will also 
> help people new to XForms.

Yup, and we now have to deliver on those ;-)

-Erik
Received on Tuesday, 25 October 2005 16:11:10 GMT

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