Friday, November 9, 2007

XForms 1.1 ready to go to Candidate Recommendation?

The XForms WG had a meeting last Monday and Tuesday at the W3C Technical Plenary / Advisory Committee Meetings Week in Boston. On the first day Michael Sperberg-McQueen explained the different ways an XML Schema processor could be invoked and how a validating works when the processor is started in LAX vs Strict 'mode'. It was very enlightening for me, and it was the first time I wasn't bored with a half day XML schema discussion. I learned a lot about how a schema processor works and how applications can use a schema processor to validate XML. I will spare you from the details, because this is probably too boring for the few people who read my blog...

After the 'tutorial/walk through' we got, we were able to handle the last open Last Call issue. Yes you read this correct, XForms 1.1 is going to advance to a Candidate Recommendation really soon.

I'm looking forward to start working on XForms 1.2 and XForms 2.0. Adding neat new futures and making the authoring and transition from HTML forms much easier.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Boston Freedom Trail

Yesterday Klaas and I started walking from our hotel to the center of Boston using a small free map. When we arrived in the center of Boston we decided to walk the Freedom Trail.

We extended the walk a bit by visiting the Museum of science. It turned out to be really interesting, definitely worth visiting it.

You can find some photo's I took yesterday at this gallery.