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Re: XForms and APP clients

From: T. V. Raman <raman@users.sf.net>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 06:34:54 -0700
Message-ID: <17956.52478.670417.786081@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: mark.birbeck@x-port.net
Cc: elharo@metalab.unc.edu, atom-protocol@imc.org, www-forms@w3.org


This is a great suggestion -- I suggest creating a
gdata-xforms-client project alongside the various other GData
bindings to languages like python.Mark> Hi Elliotte,
    Mark> 
    Mark> It's pretty straightforward with XForms 1.1, but
    Mark> impossible with 1.0.  It's not just the methods you
    Mark> mention (PUT and DELETE), but to do introspection you
    Mark> need to be able to pick up URLs dynamically. And if you
    Mark> plan to use GData you will need the ability to retrieve
    Mark> non-XML data via submission in order to authenticate,
    Mark> which is also a 1.1 feature.
    Mark> 
    Mark> We've got loads of code lying around that does this,
    Mark> ranging from using eXist to add, remove and query
    Mark> items, through to interacting with the various Google
    Mark> services. I'll try to get a few things together and
    Mark> make them available.
    Mark> 
    Mark> One suggestion; if you're interested in doing some work
    Mark> in this area, why don't we do it on Google's Code area?
    Mark> We could create an XForms libary to sit alongside the
    Mark> other GData libraries, which would surely help XForms
    Mark> adoption and profile. :) I'm more than happy to
    Mark> contribute our forms to this.
    Mark> 
    Mark> Regards,
    Mark> 
    Mark> Mark
    Mark> 
    Mark> On 16/04/07, Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
    Mark> wrote:
    >> 
    >> Has anyone yet written or started work on an XForms client
    >> for APP? I googled but didn't find anything. If the space
    >> is open I may take a crack at it myself.
    >> 
    >> I think XForms 1.1 would be required since XForms 1.0 does
    >> not support PUT and DELETE.
    >> 
    >> --
    >> Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo@metalab.unc.edu Java I/O 2nd
    >> Edition Just Published!
    >> http://www.cafeaulait.org/books/javaio2/
    >> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0596527500/ref=nosim/cafeaulaitA/
    >> 
    >> 
    >> 
    Mark> 

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