Novell and IBM to Implement XForms in Mozilla

Tuesday August 10th, 2004

The Mozilla Foundation has announced a project to implement XForms in collaboration with Novell and IBM. The effort aims to add support for the XForms 1.0 Standard to Mozilla.

XForms is the W3C's XML-based Web forms technology. It offers many more features than standard HTML forms, including support for input validation and integration with Web services. However, some critics maintain that XForms is too complicated for Web authors and difficult for vendors to implement (no major browser yet supports XForms).

More information about the XForms implementation can be found at the Mozilla XForms project page and the W3C XForms site has more general information about the standard. Both Novell and IBM have developed XForms applications before (the Novell XForms Technology Preview and the IBM XML Forms Package).

#25 Re: Re: XHTML 2 is not about to sweep the web...

by Endzeittraum

Friday October 29th, 2004 8:32 AM

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>On the other hand, if IE doesn't support XHTML2, then nothing's going to happen.

I think you are wrong in this point. In my oppinion the IE will loose it's rank of the no. 1 browser in the next few years.

This for many reasons each of us should know of.

Even if the guys at MS fix a lot of bugs, make the IE realy more secure and getting their good reputation in this point back they will loose.

As they do not support new technologies like XHTML 2 and CSS 3. As you wrote XHTML 2 got many advantages and people will want to make websites using this technology. And in my opinion it is just a matter of time until the users recognize that all the fancy and cool sites require a better browser.