[whatwg] Web Forms 2.0 Implementation choices

Jep Castelein jep at backbase.com
Tue Jan 4 09:48:22 PST 2005

On the list there has been some discussion about possible Web Forms 2.0
- native browser implementations (Mozilla, Safari, Opera)
- plugin (installer or HTC)
- JavaScript
- more options...?

It's probably too early to discuss implementation in detail, but it seems to
me that the specs are biased towards native browser implementations. How
does the list think about implementations in a JavaScript library? It's my
personal belief that it should be possible to implement the entire Web Forms
spec in a 30-40Kb JavaScript library, of course without the DOM interface
extensions. This would also avoid JavaScript spaghetti, because it's all
neatly packaged in a JavaScript library that integrates seamlessly with
existing HTML pages and existing browser implementations (including IE)

Is the Web Forms 2.0 specification intended to support this type of
implementation, or is it focused purely on native browser implementations?

All ideas welcome....


Jep Castelein
jep at backbase.com

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