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From Christopher Oliver <>
Subject Re: Status of XMLForm in Cocoon
Date Sun, 25 May 2003 02:38:37 GMT
If you look in the Cocoon scratchpad you'll find a reimplementation of 
XMLForm called JXForms that supports the syntax of the current W3C 
recommendation. It can be run as a generator or transformer. I believe 
it is a technically superior implementation compared to 
XMFormTransformer and should perform at least 10 times faster when 
running as a generator. I created this version to allow myself and other 
Cocoon users and developers to control the development of this component 
inside Cocoon with no dependency on Ivelin's forked version. I don't 
have anything against Ivelin personally. It's simply that I am not 
interested in working on code at If he were to choose to 
resume development in Cocoon itself I'd be happy to work with him.


Chris wrote:

>The improvements sound very good and it would be great if these improvements
are also integrated into Cocoon.
>This third option seems to be the best.
>So is there a plan to write the "glue" between and C2.1 or what could be the
>-----Message d'origine-----
>De: Ivelin Ivanov []
>Date: mardi, 20. mai 2003 15:05
>Objet: Re: Status of XMLForm in Cocoon
>>A third option would be for you or your company to jump in an
>>contribute to the re-integration of into Cocoon, by
>>refactoring what's here to use the components as external
>>libraries (provided the license allows it, but I think it
>>is the case).
>>If this happens, would be in the same position as Chaperon
>>and jfor for example, which (try to) live outside of Cocoon but are
>>used here through clean interfaces.
>If you decide to go with this one, I would be available to answer questions
>along the way and maybe code up some of it. It should be a relatively simple
>task, since the XMLForm classes have mostly the same interface.
>The code base at is relatively stable now.
>All bugs submitted in cocoon's bugzilla are fixed.
>Other bugs which were reported on the list but were not submitted in
>bugzilla are fixed as well.
>The tag syntax matches this of the latest W3C XForms draft.
>New features (some of which were submitted in bugzilla) like resubmit
>control were implemented.
>As bad as this "fork" was handled from a community perspective, it allowed
>for all the improvements above to happen in timely manner.
>The last step remaining is to write the glue (ala jfor and chaperon) between
> and C2.1.

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