[standards-jig] x:data and XML Forms

Thomas Muldowney temas at box5.net
Sun Mar 31 01:00:36 UTC 2002

Last time we looked at XML Forms it still had a lot of GUI elements to
it.  We wanted to define a standard that did data gathering, not related
to any GUI elements.  We think we found that in x:data, but I'll reread
the latest from XML Forms.


On Sat, 2002-03-30 at 14:59, Julian Missig wrote:
> On Sat, 2002-03-30 at 15:54, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 30, 2002 at 03:20:35PM -0500, Julian Missig wrote:
> > > Is anyone here at all familiar with w3c's XML Forms? I haven't looked
> > > into them at all, but I was curious as to how they compare with what
> > > we're trying to do with x:data: http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0004.html
> > > 
> > > It would be interesting to see if we should bother with x:data or try to
> > > use XML Forms.
> > 
> >   At the risk of sounding pedantic, you should bother with XML Forms
> > to the point of being able to decide whether it suits your needs or not,
> > then decide. You can try to delegate that decision to someone else,
> > but it's risky.
> Either way the decision is ultimately not mine to make. I'm not even
> sure if XML Forms is even in the same realm and x:data, which is why I
> was asking. If there's someone on this list who is very familiar with it
> that can point out the differences between it and x:data, others won't
> need to do the research themselves.
> I didn't ask if I should bother with XML Forms. I asked if I should
> bother with x:data. :) (which means I will be bothering to learn XML
> Forms)
> Julian
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