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Re: draft: forms task force volunteers? (tasks survey)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 19:33:59 -0500
To: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Cc: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>, www-archive@w3.org
Message-Id: <1178152439.16390.147.camel@dirk>

On Fri, 2007-04-27 at 10:39 -0700, John Boyer wrote:
> Hi Dan, 
> Actually, the original material you posted to me was a cut and paste
> from the HTML WG charter, and my response included some of that but I
> didn't make up a lot of new words.  They were cut and paste wordings
> from the Forms WG charter and the vision document, with enough glue
> words to make it reasonable.   
> So, for example, the verbatim quote you asked for comes from
> http://www.w3.org/2007/03/html-forms-vision.html, 3rd option (the
> option selected by W3M), third paragraph.  This document reflects the
> W3M's understanding of what they wrote into the charters. 
> The 'enterprise markets' material is lifted from the Forms WG charter,
> first sentence (http://www.w3.org/2007/03/forms-charter.html). 
> Based on these sources, would you consider continuing to hone and
> refine the draft of text I sent earlier? 

OK, here's what I came up with:

Our charter calls for a joint task force with the Forms Working group...

  The HTML WG and the Forms Working Group will work together in this
  Task Force to ensure that the new HTML forms and the new XForms
  Transitional have architectural consistency and that document
  authors can transition between them

  -- http://www.w3.org/2007/03/HTML-WG-charter.html

The Forms Working group Charter notes:

  Previous work on XForms 1.0 has found success in the enterprise

  -- http://www.w3.org/2007/03/forms-charter.html

Meanwhile, the Web Forms 2 specification

  specifies an extension to the forms features found in HTML4's
  Forms chapter and the corresponding DOM2 HTML interfaces.

  HTML4, XHTML1.1, and the DOM are thus extended in a manner that has
  a clear migration path from existing HTML forms, leveraging the
  knowledge authors have built up with their experience with HTML so

An architectural vision document released with the charters elaborates:

  The charter calls for two equivalent serializations to be developed,
  corresponding to a single DOM (or infoset, though tag soup cannot be
  considered to have an infoset currently, while it can have a
  DOM). This ensures that decisions are not made which would not
  preclude an XML serialization. It allows the two serializations to
  be inter-converted automatically. Having new language features,
  there is an incentive for content authors to use it; and having
  client-side implementations means that there is the possibility to
  really use it.

  -- http://www.w3.org/2007/03/vision.html

The HTML WG task survey includes a "forms task force" checkbox;
please check it if you'd like to participate.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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