[imps] Web Forms 2.0 and a Cross-Browser Implementation

Weston Ruter westonruter at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 09:03:08 PDT 2007

CC'ing: implementors at whatwg.org

I've released a cross-browser (Firefox 1+, MSIE 6/7, Safari 2+)
implementation of Web Forms 2.0 at <http://code.google.com/p/webforms2/>.
This implementation is a prototype of the features of WF2 using scripting.
The implementation currently features much of the extensions to the form
control elements (not including widgets), the repetition model, form
validation, and fetching data from external resources (see more
implementation details on the project page). I have been testing and
incorporating the code into my own projects for a year now and I have found
the implementation to be quite stable. I have created a WF2 test suite to
verify the implementation; I hope it will help clarify to the working group
what WF2 specifies (such as the repetition model): <

I've been away from reliable Internet this summer so I haven't yet submitted
any reviews of WF2 to the HTML WG. I haven't seen very much discussion on
the WF2 spec. My hope is that this cross-browser implementation and test
suite will help to generate discussion on what WF2 is doing right and what
about it needs improvement. Remember that reviewing Web Forms 2.0 is just as
important for this working group as reviewing HTML 5; see Ian H's recent
comments <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Aug/0872.html>
as well as Dan C's <

Web Forms 2.0 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-web-forms-2-20060821/

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