[whatwg] Web Forms 2.0 methods and enctypes
mint at franklinmint.fm
Sun Jul 11 15:20:48 PDT 2004
Ben Meadowcroft wrote:
>>On Sun, 4 Jul 2004 14:28:19 +0000 (UTC), Ian Hickson
>><ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
>>>>Would it also be possible that the Web Forms 2.0 specification
>>>>allowed additional '@enctype' values, like 'application/atom+xml'?
>>>If the Atom spec specifies how to convert a Web Forms 2.0 form data
>>>set into an 'application/atom+xml' encoded form data set,
>>then UAs can
>Transforming WF2 data to atom would be a mapping that would be best
>defined by the form author surely? Perhaps one way to do this would be to
>allow a form submitting x-www-form-xml encoded data to be transformed
>using XSLT on the data, this could be done on the server or it could be
>done on the client, e.g.
>This would then provide an extensible mechanism for advanced uses of XML
>submission in a variety of domain specific XML languages such as atom.
Although this proposal is an interesting general solution, I think UAs
would also have to implement the Atom Publishing Protocol (APP)  to
do anything useful with Atom representations in a standardized fashion.
APP is not based on RPC-over-HTTP, like other blogging protocols, but it
requires a bit more HTTP choreography than is present in the WF2 model.
That mismatch makes it difficult for me to see how a browser would be
useful as a general APP client in the absence of WAML and/or XMLHTTP
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