Mozilla to support XForms: Will it be a reality?

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News: Mozilla to support XForms: Will it be a reality?

  1. The Mozilla Foundation, in collaboration with Novell and IBM, announced a project to implement the XForms specification. Will XForms finally become a reality in practice? If so, we will be able to create richer forms in our web applications.

    Mozilla foundation announces XForms development project

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  2. Chiba..[ Go to top ]

    ... is a cool and fairly complete free open-source implementation of XForms: http://chiba.sourceforge.net/. I've used it a bit in the past with success. (I'm not one of its developers or anything, I just think it's a cool product).
  3. Chiba..[ Go to top ]

    Correct me if i'm wrong, but Chiba seems to be a server side XForms implementation whereas i guess the mozilla implementation would be client side.
  4. Chiba..[ Go to top ]

    Correct me if i'm wrong, but Chiba seems to be a server side XForms implementation whereas i guess the mozilla implementation would be client side.
    A 'server side' implementation ? Isn't XForms supposed to be some GUI technology ? It used to ne a IE plugin implementation for it ...
  5. From the Chiba cookbook (http://chiba.sourceforge.net/ChibaCookBook.pdf):
    "Although XForms was introduced as a client-side technology meant to be implemented by
    browers, we believe XForms will evolve in server-side applications. Up to now it's unlikely
    that XForms will be implemented soon in major browsers like Internet Explorer and
    Netscape."
  6. We did an implementation of Xforms processor as IE Plugin and also on the server side (in Java) as servlet. Checkout -

    http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/xmlforms