from the xml-for-everyone-whether-they-like-it-or-not dept.
leighklotz writes "The W3C has announced that XForms is now a Proposed Recommendation, after certification of one full implementation (open
source Java XSmiles from Finland) and two more implementations of each feature (the Internet
Explorer plug-in FormsPlayer
and the Java standalone Novell
xPlorer). XForms is the next generation of forms for the Web, and uses an
XML-based three-layer model: data model, data, and user interface.
XForms uses CSS for device independencence and is designed for
integration into XHTML 2,
SVG, and other XML-based markup
languages. A host of other implementations
are available or in progress, but my pick for most interesting is DENG, which is an
XForms to Flash compiler written in Flash. DENG supports
XForms, SVG, RSS, XHTML, and CSS. XForms is in consideration for other standards as diverse as Universal
Remote Controls and the UK
Government Interoperability Framework, and was developed with the
participation of IBM, Oracle, Xerox, Adobe, Novell, SAP, Cardiff,
PureEdge, and a host of other companies,
universities, and invididuals."
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