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From COFFMAN Steven <SCoff...@CBSINC.com>
Subject RE: FORM is to HTML, as ? is to XML
Date Mon, 20 Dec 1999 20:52:24 GMT
If the only way for a client to send information upstream to a server is via
HTML forms, transformed from XML via XSLT, then the CGI model is still going
to be the only game in town, regardless of whether the backend is servlet,
or what-have-you.

This is disheartening because there is then no way to duplicate HTML form
functionality in "pure" XML. You can translate your XML query into XHTML, or
into mixes of XML and HTML, but there's no XML for the browser to look at
and be able to recognize that it is an opportunity to communicate back to
the server. Am I wrong to think so?

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