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[ANN] Google Data XForms Client Open Source Project started

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 22:19:41 +0100
Message-ID: <640dd5060704251419y49031f1as30c71ff8a137402@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-forms <www-forms@w3.org>

Hello all,

A week or so ago I said that I would start an OS project on Google
Code to host XForms that can interact with GData. I've done this at:


There is also a discussion forum at:


At the moment there are two forms in the source area. The first is a
simple form that shows how to obtain an authentication token from
Google's authentication service, and the second shows how to connect
to the spreadsheet APIs and retrieve a list of spreadsheets for a
user, as well as a list of worksheets from a chosen spreadsheet.

Note that the authentication form requires the new XForms 1.1 feature
that allows non-XML data to be returned in a submission, whilst the
spreadsheet form requires the new XForms 1.1 features for specifying
the submission URL and headers.

All of these features are available in the latest preview releases of
formsPlayer [1], but I'm hoping that other implementers who are
working on XForms 1.1 might find time to implement the features
mentioned above, so that we can fairly quickly establish a
cross-platform GData library for XForms. I feel this would be a great
illustration of the power of XForms as well as being a very useful
library in its own right.

We have lots of other forms that we're just tidying up so that they
are understandable, from forms that manage Blogger to forms that add
new rows of data to a spreadsheet. I'm hoping that as well as
producing lots of sample forms, there may be people who want to work
together on producing a substantial application of some kind, that
does something really useful with one or more GData services. (Also,
if anyone doesn't feel up to the coding, but thinks they could help by
producing some nice stylesheets then that would also be great.)

I look forward to comments and feedback.



[1] <http://www.formsplayer.com/node/262/release>

  Mark Birbeck, formsPlayer

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  http://www.formsPlayer.com | http://internet-apps.blogspot.com

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Received on Wednesday, 25 April 2007 21:20:37 UTC

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