Mozilla XForms presentation from OSDC

The following is republished from the Tech Times #128.

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Open Source Developer Conference about Mozilla XForms. Long-time readers of the Tech Times and this blog will remember my coverage of the original spec, my analysis of why XForms adoption was moving so slowly, and more recently my look at how to write cross-browser XForms. The talk was the next stage in my exploration of XForms, pushing the limits of what can be done with the latest preview of the Mozilla extension.

If you’re interested in learning more about XForms, you can listen to the audio (MP3, 8MB) and view my slides with full notes (including a couple of bonus slides I didn’t have time for!).

The conference itself was very enlightening, especially given its distinct penchant for all things Perl and Python (languages we don’t tend to focus on here at SitePoint). Fellow SitePointer Matt Magain posted a great wrap-up of the conference in the open source blog.

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  • Sebastian Schnitzenbaumer

    Thank you for an excellent presentation.

  • Dr Livingston

    requires css3? thats going to be a major problem for ie7 then :lol:

    proberly not see xforms on a microsoft browser this decade :lol:

  • http://www.sitepoint.com/ Kevin Yank

    proberly not see xforms on a microsoft browser this decade

    The spec requires CSS3. Current implementations do not.

    Please Read The Fine Article, not to mention the notes from the presentation. :)

  • Guest

    For people new to xforms/web forms 2.0 it’s difficult to decide what to do. XForms will not be supported by the main browsers except Firefox.

    Big problem with Web Forms 2.0 is that there are no examples. There should be some reference application (e.g. CD Store).