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[whatwg] Web Forms as data schema language

From: Dimitri Glazkov <dimitri.glazkov@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2005 09:44:06 -0500
Message-ID: <fb15ac210507050744282eb2a1@mail.gmail.com>
Hi everyone,

I am doing some research/evaluation on Web forms (old-fashioned and
2.0) being a data schema language, and would appreciate any
insights/pointers on this.

WF2 spec has some good information on this, especially section 5.4,
but I guess I want more information and/or discussion on this topic.

The premise I am currently working under can be outlined as follows:

* Form elements represent structure of data that is expected by the server.

* Therefore, form markup is in effect a very primitive data schema language.

* With the addition of validation and repetition in WF2, this schema
language is becoming more refined/complete.

* It would be interesting to explore what possibilities this holds on
the way data schema is represented on the Web and the way this may
impact existing schema languages.

Kind regards,

Received on Tuesday, 5 July 2005 07:44:06 UTC

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