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Re: AJAX vs. Xforms

From: Vincent Berger <vincent.berger@afp.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 18:02:55 +0100
To: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org
Message-Id: <1130778175.29596.211.camel@genepi>
Le lundi 31 octobre 2005 à 06:58 -0500, Elliotte Harold a écrit :

> Vincent Berger wrote:
> > May be, your tennis is better than your google search for "xforms 
> > plugins"  :-)
> > Are you serious ?
> Abso-fucking-lutely.
> Plugins that aren't installed on users' desktops are as useful to a web 
> developer as food sitting on an Albertson's shelf in Arizona is to a 
> starving person in Kashmir.

People are not so stupid. They know how to install plugins.

> Frankly I'm being generous. There's only one plugin that's even close to 
> useful, and that's closed source for one browser on one platform. Until 
> recently it was payware on top of that.
> AJAX succeeded because it already worked in users' browsers without any 
> extra effort on their part. If XForms ever reaches that level of 
> availability, then it might be useful. Until then it's relegated to the 
> intranet at best, and usually not even that.

Well, nobody will go on the moon with a red spaceship because somebody
succeeded with
a white one. 
Sounds like a boring sitting room discussion.

Vincent Berger <vincent.berger@afp.com>
Agence France-Presse


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