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).

#6 Re: XForms will be Pluggable

by Waldo_2

Wednesday August 11th, 2004 7:49 AM

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...which *might* have been worth mentioning either in the mz article or in the press release (if it could be done without sounding overly technical). It was mentioned in the Developer's Day slide show linked from one of the previous Mozillazine articles, tho, for those who happened to read that. I also notice it mentioned, albeit not prominently, on the Mozilla XForms project page.