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RE: XForms and Web Forms 2.0

From: Dharmesh Mistry <Dharmesh.Mistry@edgeipk.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2006 16:14:30 +0100
Message-ID: <6E80CFEBE068F44BAD79EB89CA1FD59168FD3B@edgemail01.uk.edgeipk.com>
To: "Elliotte Harold" <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, "Steven Pemberton" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>, <www-forms@w3.org>
Good point ;o)

It was the consumers (buyers) that decided not the engineers.

So WF2 assumes developers don't want to re-skill, but Xforms assumes that the rendering flexibility of Xforms is more important ? 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Elliotte Harold [mailto:elharo@metalab.unc.edu] 
Sent: 05 September 2006 15:25
To: Dharmesh Mistry
Cc: Lachlan Hunt; Steven Pemberton; www-forms@w3.org
Subject: Re: XForms and Web Forms 2.0

Dharmesh Mistry wrote:

> I agree with Mark Birbeck, however taking a pure technology route we all 
> know that BetaMax was better than VHS, but VHS won the standards war.

We may all know that, but that doesn't make it true. VHS won because it 
was better along the axis that consumers cared about more: recording 
time. BetaMax was superior along an axis that consumers cared about much 
less: picture quality. See 
http://technology.guardian.co.uk/online/comment/story/0,12449,881780,00.html




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