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Re: XForms in 3D (X3D)...

From: Philip Fennell <Philip.Fennell@marklogic.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 17:28:07 +0000
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As a follow-up to my previous e-mail…

I got this response from Don Brutzman…

Thanks for your post Philip.  This is a great idea and worth pursuing further.

The X3D Working Group would definitely be interested in exploring proposals or examples showing how to adapt XForms with X3D/HTML5/SVG.

So, it sounds like people, within X3D circles, are interested but it remains to be seen how one might move things forward. As XForms is so much more than just conventional web forms one can imagine a range of possibilities from the somewhat prosaic entry of values or selection from choices, that are common place in HTML web forms, to some rather intriguing possibilities for true interaction with an immersive environment for which the logic and behaviours are defined using XForms.

Potentially exciting!


From: Philip Fennell <Philip.Fennell@marklogic.com>
Date: Monday, 17 December 2018 at 10:35
To: "public-xformsusers@w3.org" <public-xformsusers@w3.org>
Subject: XForms in 3D (X3D)...
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Resent-Date: Monday, 17 December 2018 at 10:35

I thought I’d draw this group’s attention to an e-mail in the x3d-public e-mail list where a thread has been recently running on the subject of ‘Hyperlink and form support’ in 3D scenes/environments.


Some years ago, I was quite into X3D (the XML representation of VRML), but haven’t touched it for a long time, but I still follow the subject. I noticed this thread and immediately thought of XForms being a suitable fit as a forms solution for X3D.

All the same things that you’d want to do in 2D host environments, like HTML and SVG, also exist in 3D environments but how you interact with the ‘controls’ quite literally brings a new dimension to how they are represented for the user.

I’m not sure what it’d take to be able to demonstrate XForms, or at least the potential of XForms, in an X3D scene but it would be interesting.

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