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Re: GET should be encouraged, not deprecated, in XForms [was: Issue request for the TAG: XForms]

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 15:00:49 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200201232000.PAA12270@markbaker.ca>
To: davec@progress.com (David E. Cleary)
Cc: paul@prescod.net (Paul Prescod), tbray@textuality.com (Tim Bray), www-forms@w3.org

I think this statement of yours sums things up for me;

> XForms is not about submitting name/value pairs. It is about submitting XML.
> While we added support for legacy servers, that was meant to be temporary.
> If deprecating GET and urlencoded data is a problem, I would support
> removing them entirely instead of making them something XForms must support
> moving forward.

That would satisfy me.  But note that if you do this, XForms *cannot*
replace HTML forms, and I'd suggest adding a *prominent* note saying so
to the spec.

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
Received on Wednesday, 23 January 2002 14:59:15 UTC

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