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Re: FORMs and GET

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 20:39:56 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200201180139.UAA21743@markbaker.ca>
To: tvraman@almaden.ibm.com
Cc: John_Barton@hpl.hp.com (John J. Barton), paul@prescod.net (Paul Prescod), www-forms@w3.org
> 0) The long term goal is for XForms to replace HTML forms.

Then you need to fully support GET going forward.

> 1) HTTP GET 
> for submitting large amounts of data is depricated because of its
> well-known problems in that area.

Of course.  But HTML GET forms are not used for submitting large amounts
of data.  They are used to construct a new URI.

> 2) If you read the XForms spec, you'll see that it takes care of
> legacy issues and backward compatibility,
> as well as transitioning things to the new world.

I can't find any discussion of these issues in the latest WD.  There's a
mention of transitioning from HTML to XForms in section 2, but it
doesn't mention GET.  Do you have an URL for the section you're
referring to?

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
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