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Re: very new to xforms - recommendations

From: MARY SARUMI <m.sarumi@rogers.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 12:59:58 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <20051027165958.567.qmail@web88209.mail.re2.yahoo.com>
To: www-forms@w3.org


Thanks for your info.  Very Helpful.

--- Victor Engmark <victor.engmark@cern.ch> wrote:

> M. Sarumi:
> > I have the following requirements and thought xforms was a good fit.  We
> have a tight deadline though and no experience with it.
> > 
> > I have tried a few processors - plugins and was going to go with Novell
> only to find out that after 90 days it is not longer free.
> > 
> > I am looking for a processor that can be packaged with a form where there
> is no cost.  A person will go to a website and download a form and hopefully
> the process too.
> > 
> > Due to security issues that have not been worked out, the process has to be
> downloaded to the clients PC - so no server side technology.
> > 
> > Any recommendations on which process to use.  The file has to be saved to
> the users PC on say the C drive.  This also gave us problems but the code may
> not have been all correct.
> Hello Mary, and welcome to the wonderful world of XForms! :)
> I used Chiba for mostly the same reasons as you - Free and to be used
> only on clients for offline work, loading and saving XML files directly.
> No scripting was needed.
> Some issues though:
> - To be able to make an install package to be run offline, I had to
> 	bundle Apache Tomcat and Java SDK, which made the whole package over
> 	60 MB.
> - Performance degraded fast when using instances above 20kB. At 60kB
> 	page loading times on a P4 2.4GHz are >10s. YMMV.
> - I haven't tried any of the other Chiba interfaces, such as Chicoon or
> 	Flex.
> You can download the whole thing at
> CVSROOT=:ext:anonymous@isscvs.cern.ch:/local/reps/moi, see it on the web
> at http://isscvs.cern.ch/cgi-bin/viewcvs-all.cgi/?cvsroot=moi, or check
> out the screenshots at
> http://www.ntnu.no/~engmark/personal/picture/LIMO/1.7.0/.
> Regarding formsPlayer, last I tried it every single input control had
> their logo showing beside it (unless you pay for it), and it only works
> on IE.
> Regarding the Mozilla XForms, it's still very much in beta, and I was
> unable to make any form controls inside repeats work
> (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=312848). Otherwise, it
> looks very promising, being very fast and standard compliant
> -- 
> Victor Engmark
> "An ohnosecond is that very short moment in time during which you realize
> that you have pressed the wrong key and deleted hours, days, or weeks of
> work." - Simon Smith
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