The W3C announced on March 14 that the XForms 1.0 Second Edition is now a W3C Recommendation. XForms is a very important way to use XML to express forms in XHTML documents and has a close synergy with AJAX. The new XForms Recommendation includes an XSLT-based XHTML to XForms Converter and an updated test suite. Previous posts in this blog have introduced two IBM technologies that are part of the ETTK family. The XForms Generator and the Compound XML Document Toolkit aid in the tasks of creating the XForms definitions and integrating them into an XHTML document. Combined with another ETTK technology, the AJAX Toolkit Framework, developers can create XHTML pages that contain XForms and interact with outside services via AJAX.
XForms 1.0 Second Edition