Introduction To XForms

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XForms is the next generation of HTML forms.

XForms is intended to be integrated into other markup languages, such as XHTML & SVG.

XForms uses XML to create input forms on the Web.

Learn These Before Starting : Recommended

Should have a basic understanding of the following Languages : (You can Learn From our Repository)

  • HTML
  • HTML Forms
  • XHTML
  • XML

What Is XForms?

  • XForms is the next generation of HTML forms
  • XForms is richer and more flexible than HTML forms
  • XForms will be the forms standard in XHTML 2.0
  • XForms is platform and device independent
  • XForms separates data and logic from presentation
  • XForms uses XML to define form data
  • XForms stores and transports data in XML documents
  • XForms contains features like calculations and validations of forms
  • XForms reduces or eliminates the need for scripting
  • XForms provides a richer, more secure, and device independent way of handling web input. We should expect future web solutions to demand the use of XForms-enabled browsers.

    XForms Separate Data From Presentation

    XForms uses XML for data definition and HTML or XHTML for data display. XForms separates the data logic of a form from its presentation. This way the XForms data can be defined independent of how the end-user will interact with the application.

    XForms Uses XML To Define Form Data

    With XForms, the rules for describing and validating data are expressed in XML.

    XForms Uses XML To Store And Transport Data

    With XForms, the data displayed in a form are stored in an XML document, and the data submitted from the form, are transported over the internet using XML.

    The data content is coded in, and transported as Unicode bytes.

    XForms Is Device Independent

    Separating data from presentation makes XForms device independent, because the data model can be used for all devices. The presentation can be customized for different user interfaces, like mobile phones, handheld devices, and Braille readers for the blind.

    Since XForms is device independent and based on XML, it is also possible to add XForms elements directly into other XML applications like VoiceXML (speaking web data), WML (Wireless Markup Language), and SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics).


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