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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject [FYI] Web Forms 2.0, a simpler alternative to XForms
Date Mon, 29 Dec 2003 22:41:39 GMT
Some people at Opera Software don't like the bloated XForms 
specification, and wrote an alternate specification to extend the 
current form handling in HTML in a backwards compatible way.

Interestingly, this specification introduces many concepts that map 
closely to what we have in Woody, and the most surprising is repeaters. 
The spec introduces a repeater semantic to avoid lenghty repetitions to 
build tables, and even introduces the equivalent to repeater-action and 
row-action to add/remove/move lines in tables. However, the usefullness 
of this seems limited by the fact that this feature cannot be used if 
the various instances of the repeater have different values (as is 
always the case in a pre-filled form).

Anyway, this is an interesting read.

Announce at
Specification at


Sylvain Wallez                                  Anyware Technologies 
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