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Subject RE: XMLForm Deprecated?
Date Tue, 02 Sep 2003 07:40:34 GMT
I think about XForm compliance because it's difficult with XMLForm to have a pretty GUI for
users. You have to add lot of things and Javascript code in the stylesheet to improve the
presentation. It's lot of work and the XSLT language isn't very easy. And it's not very reusable.

Do you think that JXForm is better for this point?

Sylvain T

-----Message d'origine-----
De: Sylvain Wallez []
Date: lundi, 1. septembre 2003 17:31
Objet: Re: XMLForm Deprecated? wrote:

>You're right, deprecated doesn't mean deleted.
>But I'm not really happy because XMLForm doesn't support all the XForm stuffs.
>And JXForm?

XForms compliance is not a goal and is IMO very difficult to achieve on 
the server side, the XForms specification being intrinsically 
client-side. For example, it defines a lot of event handlers whose 
implementation server-side would require a lot of frequent interactions 
on the server (think one request a each mouse click in the screen).

For a more in-depth analysis on this, you can read my post comparing 
Woody and XMLForm ([1]) which started the current work on Woody :

>Do you have some information about differences between XMLForm and JXForm and how to migrate?

IIRC this is mainly a rewrite of the transformer which is faster and 
updated to the latest XForms element names. The main work should be 
related to this update of element names. But I'm not the most qualified 
person to answer this question and there maybe other people that already 
did this migration.


Sylvain Wallez                                  Anyware Technologies 
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