XForms: XML-based User Interactions on the World Wide Web
Josef Dietl - Mozquito Technologies AG
The session introduces the new XForms technology for Web forms. While today's dominant web usage pattern is "Read-Only", XForms is a powerful technology to engage Web or intranet users in bi-directional exchange with some service provider, essentially turning the Web into "Read-Write" mode.
As an XML-based format for user interaction, XForms encounters new challenges and provides novel solutions in the cross section of Internationalization, the Web and XML technologies. One XForms "page" may combine multiple XML documents with transport over HTTP and user interaction. These unicode-relevant areas receive special attention in this presentation. As an example, a transcoding Web server to show XForms in day-to-day browsers is demonstrated.
As we will see, XForms has the potential to change Web usage on a large scale. It does so in an internationalized fashion, and it is available right now.
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