[whatwg] Web Forms 2.0 - what does it extend , definition of same,relation to XForms, implementation reqs.
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jan 18 10:52:27 PST 2005
On Sat, 8 Jan 2005, Bill McCoy wrote:
> I basically agree with you. There are multiple paths to building apps:
> "Street HTML" (as Opera calls it) and (as you call it) "XML Soup".
There's at least one more -- valid, conformant HTML.
> I happen to believe that "Street HTML" just won't cut it for building
> rich interactive clients that are highly usable (by the ultimately
> users, end users not developers), and that the best "worse is better"
> foundation lies in the XML technologies that have been established in
> recent years (XHTML among them), and that promoting these technologies
> would be better for the open/web community than letting proprietary
> tools win. Clearly a number of people on this list do not agree. We will
Personally I agree with you, which is why the WHATWG specs are XML-based
(albeit the option to use an HTML syntax if compatibility with IE or
existing content is desired).
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