..so long as we are given up to the throng of desires with its constant hopes and fears... we never obtain lasting happiness or peaceArthur Schopenhauer
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Finally after two months absence from the blogging circuit, I finally see something earlier today worth shouting from the rooftops. The release of OpenOffice.org 2.0. Features include support for the OASIS Document Format (also used by KOffice), a new database frontend (BASE) for DML and DDL, and integration of XForms for web form creation. Could this finally make OpenOffice a worthy adversary for other proprietary and monopolising office suites?
Posted on Oct 20, 2005 at 23:24:37.
Just a quick whistle stop fly by. I found February fairly uninspiring in the blogging realm, with the usual regurgitation of old ideas in new guises escalating exponentially - but this may just be my lack of stimulation at the moment with considerable mundane workload in the inbox.
Nice to see XForms make an appearance in the Firefox nightlies at a time when the duel between the web forms camps heats up with the forthcoming release of Web Forms 2.0. I look forward to seeing XForms developed further in Firefox - start experimenting with XForms beyond the realm of XSmiles and FormPlayer.
Beyond these, I have been enjoying a few visual memories of New Zealand these last few days via Bitflux. And just today I stumbled across another nomenclature proposed for XMLHTTPRequest and co - now we are expected to name it after a soap!!! Yes I do know my Greek mythology - just feeling a little cynical this morning. I really need to get away?
Posted on Mar 02, 2005 at 05:35:27.
Also relates to Web Standards
XForms separate presentation and content, minimise round-trips to the server, offer device independence, and, using XML Events, reduce the need for scripting. Archive of W3C News in 2003
To get plenty of practice with this exciting technology, the latest version of Forms Player now claims to be fully conforming to the recommendation. This is an easy to install plug in for Internet Explorer, making it quick and lightweight relative to the X-Smiles Java Browser.
I have been working extensively on developing accessible web forms with standard XHTML, CSS, DOM and PHP recently. It will be interesting to see what hurdles, if any, this new offering creates.
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