[whatwg] about rich internat applications

Didier PH Martin martind at netfolder.com
Wed Jun 9 06:33:45 PDT 2004

Hi Jose,

> In my ideal enviroment, the browser downloads a XML doc with a full
> description of the UI of the app (is it XForms good enougth for a
> modern, generic desktop interface?), it can handle the basic interaction
> with the user (tooltips, status bar, etc.), and the real work is done in
> the server (XMLRPC, SOAP).

good point. XForms is very limited for the moment. Let's say I want to
define a web app as the following:

(caution: for the moment, it works only in IE, I am porting it to Mozilla).

The edited content is an XML document transformed into an HTML formatted
content with an XSLT (for easy editing).

So the goal is to edit this XML content using a web app document.

A) How to define a menu bar?
B) How to define a control bar?
c) How to define a status bar?

In XUL or XAML, there are some constructs to do it, any suggestions?

Didier PH Martin

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