[whatwg] JavaScript libraries for Web forms 2.0

Dean Edwards dean at edwards.name
Mon Feb 5 12:30:03 PST 2007

BTW, the WF2 implementation for IE, although unfinished, does work. It 
implements all of the <input> types (except datetime), the <datalist> 
element, the <output> element, validation and ValidityState objects, 
multiple forms and the new events. The implementation looks and feels 
exactly like a native Windows implementation. We even mimic the user's 
current XP theme. Download it and try it. I would appreciate any 
feedback either privately or on this list.



Dean Edwards wrote:
> Elliotte Harold wrote:
>> I know that Web Forms 2.0 is specifically designed so that most of it 
>> can be faked with JavaScript libraries as necessary. How far along is 
>> that effort? I've found a few bits and pieces here and there via 
>> Google such as https://sourceforge.net/projects/wf2/ but nothing seems 
>> very finished. In fact, to my surprise, the JavaScript libraries for 
>> XForms seem further along.
>> Am I missing any projects? Has anyone published a decent partial or 
>> full implementation of Web Forms 2.0 as a JavaScript library yet?
> I'm the owner of the sourceforge project you mentioned. That project was 
> to provide WF2 support for MSIE. Because Mozilla, Opera and Apple were 
> expected to provide native support we didn't bother to make the library 
> cross-platform.
> There is a cross-browser implementation of the repetition model here:
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/repetitionmodel/
> The repetition model implementation was written by Weston Ruter.
> -dean

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