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SitePoint's latest newsletter is promoting XForms again.  Now that there are working plugins for both IE and Firefox is it a good idea? 

As you can see, when the Mozilla XForms implementation becomes publicly available, developers who have the luxury of asking their Internet Explorer users to install a plugin could find real-world uses for this technology fairly quickly.

I say no.  And it's because of that word luxury.  You will completely alienate yourself from Mac users and corporate clients.  I know most companies don't like you installing additional plug-ins to the browser, assuming you even have the ability.  And until it's integrated into Visual Studio, good luck getting adoption from the Microsoft camp.  I really don't see this taking off any time soon.  It doesn't solve a critical problem.

Read SitePoint TechTimes Issue 125

Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 6:54 AM Rants | Back to top

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