[whatwg] Web Forms 2.0 - what does it extend , definition of same, relation to XForms, implementation reqs.

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Tue Jan 4 06:39:52 PST 2005

On Jan 4, 2005, at 13:38, Jim Ley wrote:

> On Tue, 4 Jan 2005 10:23:54 +0200, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi> 
> wrote:
>> Shipping FooML over the network is not more Semantic Web
>> friendly, since software written by others are not aware of the
>> semantics of FooML.
> Yet there are a huge number of known XML formats that could be used
> instead of FooML that do have well defined and well known semantics,
> these can be very sensibly used.

The blog post that was referenced referred to "proprietary formats".

Anyway, even for non-proprietary XML formats, the problems with 
client-side XSLT outweigh the supposed benefit, IMO. A better approach 
is running the XSLT transformation (or even a transformation 
implemented by other means) on the server and referencing the original 
representation from the (X)HTML representation using <link 
rel='alternate' ...>. That would not burden browsers but would still 
allow specialized UAs to discover the original XML representation (or 
the original non-XML representation, even).

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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