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XForms: XML Powered Web Forms by T.V. Raman

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Chapter 2. Standard Building Blocks

Introduction

XForms models, collects, and transmits user input by building on several existing W3C standards. Reusing existing standards makes it possible to construct XForms processors from existing software that is designed to work with the standards being reused. On the other hand, the reliance on a set of complex standards can make the XForms specification hard to understand because the reader is often pointed to a never-ending chain of technical terms and complex specifications.

To alleviate this problem, we give a quick overview of these building blocks in a tutorial form with a focus on their use within XForms. The goal is not to explain each of these standards in detail; instead, the focus is on providing ...

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