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Subject RE: Alternatives to XMLForm: what's the state of art?
Date Wed, 09 Jul 2003 13:32:51 GMT

There was a difference between Cocoon XMLForm and when I posted this question:
What is the current status of Cocoon XMLForm? (see
It appeared that there was some differences between the two (see the Ivelin answer

One difference is that in the tag syntax matches the latest W3C XForms draft and
Cocoon XMLForm not. In Cocoon XMLForm you haven't all the W3C XForms tag available and you
need to modify the stylesheet and maybe the XMLForm Transformer to have some design elements.

Christopher Oliver posted a RT message (
where he suggested to replace XMLForms with JXForms (from an Ivelin communication) incorporating
features Ivelin added in his code for the 2.1 release.

My question is: have you done this and incorporated this features from into the


-----Message d'origine-----
De: Reinhard Pötz []
Date: mercredi, 9. juillet 2003 14:43
Objet: RE: Alternatives to XMLForm: what's the state of art?

From: Sylvain Thevoz

> Hello Reinhard,
> What are the advantages if I choose JXForms (Cocoon Control 
> Flow) instead of XMLForms (Action)?

"Only" another type of controller. IMO it is more advanced than
the XMLForm actions you have to write otherwise, easier to 
implement and maintain.

> >We will do the changes (integration of JXForms into the 
> XMLForms block)
> >the next days.
> About the form, do the changes include the match of the 
> latest XForms Candidate Release?

Sorry, I'm not very familiar with the XForms specification.
What are the differences?


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