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

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 10:42:00 +0100 (BST)
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0705011036090.5429@localhost>

It would be more helpful to talk in terms of the design patterns, 
e.g. the utility of model-view-controller for decoupling UI from the 
data and the benefits that brings to expressing integrity 
constraints and data submission. This is sorely lacking in HTML 
Forms, despite being a well established and highly valued design 
pattern. Another example is the reduction in bugs through the use of 
declarative representations versus procedural code. Most websites 
after all do want to field bug free applications.

  Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett

On Tue, 1 May 2007, Daniel Glazman wrote:

> Preston L. Bannister wrote:
>> 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 
>> abstraction.
> This might be a very good summary of the general opinion here, yes.
> </Daniel>
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