W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html@w3.org > April 2007

Re: HTML forms, XForms, Web Forms - which and how much?

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 23:06:26 +0100
Message-ID: <640dd5060704261506u17a0bbe9s24b36fa54cc3e2ab@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html@w3.org

Hi Henri,

> > d) XForms are meant to be used in markups other than just HTML
> XForms is meant to be used only in XML-based host languages--not in
> HTML at all.

I can see why those who aren't keen on XForms would like this to be
true, but it isn't. Our XForms processor (formsPlayer) runs in
Internet Explorer, and happily processes XForms that is placed inline
in HTML mark-up. There is actually nothing about XForms that says it
must be delivered in an XML-based language.

Of course, you get lots of advantages if you use XML-based tools to
develop your forms--essentially creating XHTML documents that contain
XForms. But IE will cope just as well if you deliver the XForms
embedded in a document that uses HTML mark-up.



  Mark Birbeck, formsPlayer

  mark.birbeck@x-port.net | +44 (0) 20 7689 9232
  http://www.formsPlayer.com | http://internet-apps.blogspot.com

  standards. innovation.
Received on Thursday, 26 April 2007 22:06:32 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Thursday, 29 October 2015 10:15:19 UTC