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Very good article on how XForms and RoR solve programming problems

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 03:20:49 -0700
Message-ID: <640dd5060703200320tdacde05n7d844e961b0af275@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-forms <www-forms@w3.org>

Hello all,

The following article should be a must-read for anyone interested in XForms:

  <http://adriaandej.blogspot.com/2006/12/xforms-vs-ruby-on-rails.html>

You may not agree with all of it, but the author clearly understands
the benefits of XForms, even if he ultimately comes down on the side
of Ruby on Rails. And he makes some interesting suggestions as to
where XForms should be going next.

The following quote is a useful summary of both the power of XForms,
and the things we need to focus on to allow it to be used by more and
more people:

  XForms logic beats any other technique when used in XML documents with
  semi-structured nature. XForms logic is based on XML specifications and
  XPath queries. This notation requires a thorough understanding of XML,
  creativity with XPath, trial and error, and great talent for logical
puzzles. For
  someone with the knowledge and experience of a software architect, the
  simple tools in XForms can be the building blocks of a very advanced and
  intelligent application.

Regards,

Mark

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