Chapter 1. XML Powered Web Forms

Since their inception in 1993, HTML forms have come to form the underpinnings of user interaction on the World Wide Web (WWW). The convenience afforded by the ability to deploy applications at all levels of complexity on the Web, and thereby provide consistent end-user access to information and application services via a universal Web client, created a platform-independent environment for electronic commerce across the Internet.

However, building on the essential simplicity of HTML forms has resulted in an extremely complex Web programming model; today, Web application developers are forced to work at different levels of abstraction—and, consequently, duplicate application and business logic in multiple programming ...

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