[whatwg] Web Forms as data schema language

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jul 6 16:16:19 PDT 2005

On Tue, 5 Jul 2005, Dimitri Glazkov wrote:
> I am doing some research/evaluation on Web forms (old-fashioned and 2.0) 
> being a data schema language, and would appreciate any insights/pointers 
> on this.

It isn't a data schema language (although I suppose HTML has been abused 
for worst things).

Web Forms 2 (and HTML4 forms before it) is a content markup language with 
support for describing data entry interface logic.

> * It would be interesting to explore what possibilities this holds on 
> the way data schema is represented on the Web and the way this may 
> impact existing schema languages.

Yes, that would be quite interesting. Please let us know your findings!

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