WHATWG Looking for Comments on First Draft of Web Forms 2

Sunday June 27th, 2004

Ian Hickson writes: "The WHATWG is looking for comments on the first stable draft of the Web Forms 2.0 specification. The Web Forms 2.0 specification addresses requests made for new features to be added to the Forms features in HTML4. New features include new input control types for dates, times, e-mail addresses, and numbers; a new client-side validation model; a way to mark input controls as required; a repetition model; control over form submission so that forms can be updated instead of causing the page to be replaced; and more. Comments should be sent to the WHATWG mailing list."

#20 There is no development on IE

by chriswa <>

Thursday July 8th, 2004 8:51 AM

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Microsoft terminated any new IE development in 2003. There are merely "maintaining" the product (read: bug fixes). All new efforts and energy are going into Avalon and XAML. Microsoft is essentially integrating the browser into the O/S and thus the WHATWG initiative is vital to Mozilla's longevity.

I also think that when Longhorn ships the Linux desktop will be "mature" enough for customers to consider. Not all users will embrace Longhorn right away especially backoffice users and if Microsoft hopes to extract a premium on the client, I think a lot of users will consider Free/OpenSource solutions.

I think the time is right for solution providers to offer to migrate customers from Microsoft to Open sourcee solution such as FireFox and Thunderbird and thus it will be easier to migrate those customers to Linux by 2006 when Longhorn is scheduled to be released.