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From "Linden H van der (MI)" <H.vanderLin...@MI.unimaas.nl>
Subject RE: "CForms - XUL" Project proposal
Date Sun, 12 Jun 2005 21:30:53 GMT
Please add documentation on the working of this. The exposure will be
better if there is documentation on how it works. It doesn't have to be
pixel perfect, but it should get new users up and running.

Bye, Helma

> -----Original Message-----
> From: news [mailto:news@sea.gmane.org] On Behalf Of Maksim Kashynski
> Sent: Sunday, 12 June 2005 21:36
> To: dev@cocoon.apache.org
> Subject: "CForms - XUL" Project proposal
> 
> 
> Hi everybody!
> My name is Maksim Kashynski.
> 
> I am interested in working on CForms-XUL project under Google SoC.
> 
> So this is my proposal's draft.
> Problem:
>   Cocoon CForms currently supports only HTML rendering. 
> Mozilla XUL is 
> popular and powerful use interface language but isn't 
> currently supported.
> 
> Solution
>   Provide XUL rendering for CForms using existing CForms 
> model by adding 
> appropriate transformations, mostly XSL stylesheets.
> 
> Benefits to community
>   CForms and Cocoon will have more abilities of user 
> interaction. This will 
> make Cocoon more popular.
> 
> Description of approach.
>   XUL is an XML-based language, so the main goal is to 
> provide correct 
> FD/FT -> XUL XSLTs.
>   Another importaint goal is to deliver Action handling to XUL.
>   Event handling in both HTML and XUL is JavaScript-based, so 
> it will be not 
> very hard to imlement it.
> 
> Milestones of delivery.
> 30.06.2005 - Complete test environment for FD - XUL transformation.
> 15.07.2005 - Basic widget rendering
> 30.07.2005 - Provide Action handling
> 10.08.2005 - Event handling to XUL
> 15.08.2005 - Beta version - providing most functionality, but 
> with some bugs
> 30.08. 2005 - Release  - complete functional system providing 
> full CForms 
> functionality in XUL and easy content type switching 
> (XUL/HTML) for XUL 
> based browsers.
> 
> 
> About myself.
> 
> Citizenship: Belarus.
> Currently enrolled to MSc in Computer Engg. programe at 
> Hogskolan Dalarna, 
> Sweden
> May 2004 - Present moment - Web Developer, Exadel Inc, Minsk
> (developing webapps under Tomcat and WebSphere, mostly with 
> Struts and JSF, 
> also lots of  XSLT (FOP)).
> September 1999 - May 2004 - Belarusian State Univ. of 
> Information Science 
> and Radio Electronics - Software Engineer
> 
> I have played with Cocoon for several weeks and find it very 
> powerful thing. 
> 
> 
> 
> 

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