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Re: [whatwg] Tim BL's HTML WG announcement and WHAT WG

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 20:57:18 +1000
Message-ID: <4543378E.3080300@lachy.id.au>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: WHATWG List <whatwg@whatwg.org>, W3C HTML <www-html@w3.org>

Henri Sivonen wrote:
> Moreover, it says "The plan is, informed by Webforms, to extend HTML forms." 
> as opposed to "adopt WebForms 2.0" or something like that.

I didn't know how to interpret that section about forms when I read it 
because Tim's statements are rather vague.  However, a frightening 
thought just struck me.

Could it mean that the W3C isn't going to use WF2 directly, but rather 
push ahead with Dave Ragget's Forms Lite proposal [1]?  There seems to 
be significant discussion about it going on at www-forms [2].  The 
proposal seems to throw out much of the WF2 work (including some 
explicitly because of Opera's existing implementation), in favour a very 
much corrupted version that is somehow attempting to integrate with XForms.

> Or will the WHAT WG activities continue with an endorsement from the W3C?

I hope so.

[1] http://people.w3.org/~dsr/forms-lite/
[2] http://www.w3.org/mid/Pine.LNX.4.64.0610241131260.5740@holly

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Saturday, 28 October 2006 10:57:34 UTC

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