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Re: Deploying (accessible) XForms today?

From: T. V. Raman <raman@users.sf.net>
Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 12:08:11 -0700
Message-ID: <17511.32795.492389.848693@localhost.localdomain>
To: ebruchez@orbeon.com
Cc: www-forms@w3.org

Eric, Far from my asserting that XForms is not a good thing for
access -- i spent a lot of time designing it to be good for
accessibility. My asertion was about *today*'s  implementations.

>>>>> "Erik" == Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com> writes:
    Erik> Raman,
    Erik> I don't think that the fact that today's
    Erik> implementations do not meet accessibility requirements
    Erik> necessarily means they cannot. At least, I would like
    Erik> to see compelling arguments in that direction, and
    Erik> clearer technical details about exactly what is lost
    Erik> (and shouldn't be lost) by going from XForms to XHTML.
    Erik> IE is not supporting XForms anytime soon, and Ajax is
    Erik> here to stay, which makes this is a very important
    Erik> topic.
    Erik> I think ignorance of the requirements for accessibility
    Erik> is a more important reason why most Ajax-based web
    Erik> applications maybe lack in accessibility. We are
    Erik> unfortunately as guilty as anyone here.
    Erik> -Erik
    Erik> T.V Raman wrote:
    >>> From what I've seen coming out of some of the server side
    >> processors, I'm afraid your're correct
    >> Allan Beaufour writes:
    >> > 
    >> > Since not everybody is using a browser with XForms
    >> capabilities, if > you want to deploy XForms today,
    >> server-side transformations might be > needed. But how
    >> about accessibility? I fear that you loose that then?
    >> > 
    >> > /me steps aside and hopes for some good answers from the
    >> server-side crowd :)
    >> > 
    >> > --
    >> > ... Allan
    Erik> -- Orbeon - XForms Everywhere:
    Erik> http://www.orbeon.com/blog/

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