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XForms Transitional

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 19:33:37 +0000 (GMT)
To: www-forms@w3.org
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XForms Transitional is the name for incremental extensions to HTML4 
forms that provide simple declarative support for spreadsheet like 
applications. As the name suggests, the approach allows you to start 
using some of the functionality available in XForms which offers 
enterprise strength forms for XML based applications.

You may be interested in looking at the draft specification for 
XForms Transitional, along with working examples that should 
function in the majority of modern desktop browsers.


To enable a comparison of the two approaches, I have also prepared 
the same examples using Web Forms 2.0, see:


You will need to use a browser like Opera 9 that supports Web Forms 
2.0 to see the examples in action. I am waiting for some technical 
assistance with repeating fields and will add the remaining examples 
as soon as I can. Web Forms 2.0 is very flexible but tends to 
involve a more procedural approach.

You may also be able to view the video of the talk I gave on 5th 
March at Google, see:


The slides are at:


These include nearly 20 forms in the same HTML file, and combine 
XForms Transitional with HTML Slidy.

If you have any technical problems, please let me know and I will do 
my best to fix them.

  Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett
Received on Thursday, 15 March 2007 19:33:42 UTC

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