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Re: Building a community, was Re: A rose by any other name...

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 11:17:14 -0800
To: "Mark Birbeck" <mark.birbeck@formsPlayer.com>
Cc: "new Forms WG" <public-forms@w3.org>, public-forms-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFE72CA73C.E54DA22A-ON882573DB.006981CD-882573DB.0069F76B@ca.ibm.com>
Hi Mark,

Regarding all points in your email below, I agree.

Regarding the planet XForms update, I'm saying that when I look at the 
actual website (http://www.planetxforms.org/), I see the latest and 
greatest material, but when the site was first announced, I grabbed the 
link http://feeds.feedburner.com/planetXForms?format=xml and gave it to my 
feed reader, and I haven't seen a single one of the posts in my feed 
reader since then even though the website is quite up to date.  Moreover, 
if I click the feed burner link (http://feeds.feedburner.com/planetXForms
), I don't seem to see updated information there either.  This causes me 
to believe that although my feed reader does have some known problems, in 
this instance the update problem may be on the planet XForms server side?

John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
Senior Technical Staff Member
Lotus Forms Architect and Researcher
Chair, W3C Forms Working Group
Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
IBM Victoria Software Lab
E-Mail: boyerj@ca.ibm.com 

Blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/JohnBoyer
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"Mark Birbeck" <mark.birbeck@formsPlayer.com> 
Sent by: public-forms-request@w3.org
01/25/2008 10:59 AM

John Boyer/CanWest/IBM@IBMCA
"new Forms WG" <public-forms@w3.org>
Re: Building a community, was Re: A rose by any other name...

Hi John,

> Regarding planetXForms, I do wonder whether you've seen the update from 
my blog,
> posted last night.

Yes...it's the top post at the moment on the Planet site. :)

>  Actually, there seem to be about half a dozen entries there.  The 
reason I ask is
> that you mentioned low turn out, and granted I'd like to see more 
blogging too, but
> I'm noticing that my feed reader is not reporting any changes even 
though the
> website is updating.  I'll confess that my current feed reader in Notes 
8 is getting
> confused by Dublin Core formatted dates and times, so the W3C feeds are 
> it problems.  It would be nice to know if the update problem for planet 
XForms is on
> my feed reader, but since you mentioned the issue I wonder if maybe this 
time it
> isn't?
> Please let me know.

I'm not quite following. Are you saying that if you look at the
planetXForms site you don't see your post as the top one on the home

My comment about low output was simply that the site doesn't change
more than once every couple of days.

So even if people don't want to start a blog, perhaps they could still
post a screenshot of their latest cool XForms application, because (a)
it keeps the site fresh, and (b) it makes public the fact that people
really are working on stuff.

I'm as guilty as the next person, I know. :) I do blog, but I have a
disk-drive full of forms that I haven't made public or written about.
Interestingly the top hit on my blog is still my experiments in
implementing Google Suggest with XForms, and whilst that's a couple of
years old now, it shows that people want the tutorials, the code
walk-throughs, the screenshots, and so on.

I'm not trying to browbeat people...it only came up because we were
talking about names, and all I'm trying to say that if we _really_
want more people to find about how good XForms is, then we'll get a
lot more mileage out of showing them.



  Mark Birbeck, formsPlayer

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Received on Friday, 25 January 2008 19:17:51 UTC

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