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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: CForms and XHTML
Date Fri, 13 May 2005 12:19:20 GMT
Ugo Cei wrote:

> I did some tests and this is what I came up with:
> The main problem seems to be that the browser is confused by empty 
> <script /> tags. This is easily fixed by something like:
> <script src="...">
>   <xsl:comment> filler </xsl:comment>
> </script>
> in the CForms sample stylesheets.
> Then you have to have HTML elements in the XHTML namespace 
> (, or you'll see a blank page. This also 
> means that the stylesheets must be modified to react on 
> namespace-qualified "head" and "body" elements.
> Once you've done this, the form can be seen and works ... mostly.
> What does not work now are popup calendars and the HtmlArea widget :(
> Assuming I can fix them, this will be for Firefox only, since I don't 
> have a windows machine for testing with IE.
> Frankly, I'm thinking about switching back to HTML.

Why? Because it's too much work?

My impression is that once we have an xhtml-compliant CForms, it will be 
easier to have it run on HTML browsers.


Sylvain Wallez                        Anyware Technologies  
Apache Software Foundation Member     Research & Technology Director

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