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Re: submitting forms from one HTML document to another

From: Jonas Jørgensen <jonasj@jonasj.dk>
Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 17:57:42 +0100
Message-ID: <3DC94A06.4070801@jonasj.dk>
To: www-html@w3.org

Jenny Robins wrote:
> I was wondering...
> While HTML is primarily a markup protocol, the <FORM> tag allows for data 
> to be output.  However, data cannot received as input.  I was dreaming 
> about all the CGI scripting I could avoid if I could simply pass form 
> elements between HTML documents.  I think this would greatly simplify 
> website navigation and would make it easier for non-programmers to create 
> powerful applications.
> Are there any plans for a function like this?

Forms are outside the scope of HTML (the <form> tag has been removed 
from XHTML2). You can send your question to the XForms mailing list 

Received on Wednesday, 6 November 2002 11:59:16 UTC

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