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

On 4/30/07, John Boyer <> wrote:
> Hi Simon,
> SP: Sure, but when something can be done with either an existing concept
> or
> with a new concept, then using the existing concept seems preferable to
> me.
> JB: Why would we ever write a language that allows one to say C = A + B;
> when we already have
> LOAD AX, 1000
> LOAD BX, 1004
> STO AX, 1008

By the same token, why write C = A + B when you could write:

    (SETQ C (PLUS A B))

After all, Lisp is yet "more advanced" ... :)

John, I get the impression you think XForms is the best and only possible
evolution and abstraction for generating HTML forms.  Seems there are a few
folk (myself included) who are less convinced.  There may well be a range of
applications for which XForms is a terrific solution.  There may also be a
range of applications for which XForms is not the most efficient

Received on Tuesday, 1 May 2007 02:10:22 UTC