News Archive

From W3C XForms Group Wiki (Public)
Revision as of 15:19, 25 February 2010 by Nvandenb (Talk | contribs)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

Past News

  • 09 December 2005: An updated version of the XForms 1.1 working draft has been published.
  • 20 October 2005: A new release of formsPlayer 1.3 is now available for download from the formsPlayer site. The latest version includes: `incremental` is now timer-based, allowing 'suggestion' lists to be created (see XForms Patterns: Incremental and 'Google Suggest'); two new XPath functions, one allowing support for validity testing, the other providing the EXSLT 'evaluate' function; the author now has more control over styling of XForms form controls.
  • 12 October 2005: The Mozilla project released a second preview of its XForms extension, available as a .xpi and ready to be used to extend the recently released Firefox 1.5 Beta 2.
  • 6 October 2005: XForms 1.0 (Second Edition) has been published as a Proposed Edited Recommendation(PER). It reflects clarifications and corrections as a result of nearly two years of use by the community. PER review period ends on 3 November 2005.
  • 6 October 2005: xGUItar, a cross-platform technology for GUI Construction based on XML, uses XForms for the definition of data model.
  • 2 October 2005: eXforms provides a set of specification for extending an XForms processor in a uniform way.
  • 28 September 2005: DataMovil is a platform for the development of PDA (Windows Mobile) applications, and it is based on XForms 1.0.
  • 22 June 2005: XForms Wikis: at Edublogs.nl (Dutch), at java.net (English), at Nyetwork Wiki (English), at Synergy Incubate (Japanese), at WorldWideWiki (English), at xforms-wiki.com (English)
  • 21 June 2005: An updated beta release of Novell XForms Explorer is now available, which includes a number of fixes/improvements and limited support for a `canvas` element (see release notes for details).
  • 20 June 2005: X-Smiles 0.94 released.
  • 17 June 2005: The new FormFaces variant is a pure JavaScript solution. XForms+HTML can be sent directly to the browser with the addition of a single script line, so that JavaScript transcodes the XForms controls to HTML form controls and processes the bindings directly within the browser - requiring ZERO server-side processing (common solution across disparate frameworks such as Java and .Net) and ZERO plug-ins (cross-browser compliance, including Opera).
  • 6 June 2005: PureEdge Solutions has updated its extensible forms description language (XFDL) to be a host language, or skin, for XForms. These forms sport a union of rich XForms processing and intent-based user interface definition with XFDL's precision layout control, offline processing capabilities, digital signature security and other advanced features. An alpha release of XFDL Forms is publicly available.
  • 23 March 2005: New article: XForms and Cause & Effect Programming by John Boyer.
  • 19 March 2005: A preview of formsPlayer 2.0 is now available. Features include rendering and validation of mixed namespace documents (see announcement).
  • 9 March 2005: A new <a hreflang="ja" href="http://www2.xml.gr.jp/1ml_main.html?MLID=xforms Japanese XForms mailing list] created.
  • 8 March 2005: XFormation 2.0 released (see announcement).
  • 1 March 2005: [/2003/10/REC-xforms-10-20031014-errata XForms 1.0 Recommendation Errata] has been updated.
  • 11 February 2005: Chiba 1.0 released (see announcement).
  • 9 February 2005: New article: Top 10 XForms Engines by Micah Dubinko.
  • 2 February 2005: formsPlayer has been updated to version 1.3, which includes support for the `relevant` and `validate` properties on submission (from XForms 1.1) and more (see announcement).
  • 2 February 2005: Mozilla Foundation announced the beta release of XForms support in Mozilla/Firefox browsers. Check the project page for details.
  • 31 January 2005: X-Smiles 0.93 released.
  • 29 January 2005: Xslt2Xforms 0.7.6 released (see announcement).
  • 28 December 2004: Chiba 0.9.9 and Convex for IE preview released (see announcement).
  • 10 December 2004: formsPlayer 1.2 released (see announcement).
  • 17 December 2004: Novell announces XForms Explorer, a beta release plug-in for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and above.
  • 19 November 2004: Chiba 0.9.8 released (see announcement).
  • 15 November 2004: The first public Working Draft of XForms 1.1 has been published.
  • 22 October 2004: xslt2Xforms 0.7beta released (see announcement).
  • 20 October 2004: x-port.net Ltd. have produced a sample web application that allows a blog to be maintained on Blogger.com with XForms. The features are also demonstrated in a [1]set of Flash videos].
  • 18 October 2004: formsPlayer has been updated to version 1.1. Alongside a number of bug fixes and performance enhancements, new features include the ability to set all aspects of a submission from instance data. Download and use is free.
  • 26 September 2004: Examploforms 0.1 released (see announcement).
  • 1 September 2004: Orbeon announces XForms engine and releases OXF Server (now called Presentation Server) on Sourceforge under LGPL.
  • 31 August 2004: XForms 1.1 Requirements Working Group Note has been updated.
  • 12 August 2004: Mozilla, IBM and Novell announce XForms development project
  • 22 June 2004: [2003/xforms-for-html-authors.html,translations Translations] of XForms for HTML Authors are now available in Castellano/Spanish, Français/French, Nederlands/Dutch, and Japanese.
  • 11 June 2004: Updated XForms 1.1 Requirements Working Group Note is now available.
  • 22 February 2004: XForms Institute announced the launch of a new Web service: Free Online XForms Validation (currently in beta).
  • 16 February 2004: Focus partners with x-port.net Ltd to launch XFormation incorporating formsPlayer, an XForms Integrated Development Environment (IDE). XFormation allows XForms to be built and managed, whilst the incorporation of the formsPlayer XForms processor allows form previewing, event tracing, and the examination of instance data and the model state. XFormation is available for a free 30-day trial.
  • 13 February 2004: x-port.net announces formsPlayer 1.0 release, a 100% compliant XForms Processor.
  • 8 February 2004: DENG is now an open source software distributed under GPL turning the Macromedia Flash Player 6 into a webbased, zero-install, cross browser/platform, modular and standards compliant XML/CSS2 browser.
  • 26 January 2004: XForms 1.1 Requirements a W3C Working Group Note, released by the XForms Working Group.
  • 19 January 2004: In advance of the forthcoming Version 1.0 release of formsPlayer, x-port.net have made a Release Candidate available. formsPlayer is a 100% compliant XForms Processor.
  • 16 January 2004: An interactive tutorial for W3C XForms, by the xforms institute.
  • 11 December 2003: XForms 1.0 Frequently Asked Questions is now available.
  • 01 December 2003: Advantys is proud to announce that its WorkflowGen solution now supports the XForms 1.0 standard from W3C.
  • 18 November 2003: A preview release of Oracle's XForms processor PlugIn for Internet Explorer is now available. The XForms Processor is a plug to Internet Explorer 6 on Win2000/WinXP. A User's Guide, Datasheet and several samples are provided with the preview release install.
  • 14 October 2003 The W3C Forms Working Group is proud to announce that XForms 1.0has become a W3C Recommendation. See the press release and testimonials. To accompany the release, the group is also releasing XForms for HTML Authors.
  • 14 October 2003: XForms 1.0 Basic Profile tailored to the needs of constrained devices and environments is a W3C Candidate Recommendation.
  • 1 August 2003: XForms WG releases the [Test/XForms1.0/Edition2/front_html/XF102edTestSuite.html XForms 1.0 Test Suite] and [Test/ImplementationReport.html Implementation report.]
  • 1 August 2003: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of XForms 1.0 to Proposed Recommendation.
  • July 2003: Orbeon announces new features and XForms enhancements with the release of OXF 2.0
  • June 2003: Progeny Systems Corporation releases FormFaces, Java based interaction management technology for forms-based data entry.
  • 15th April 2003: Orbeon has released OXF 1.5.2 providing an XForm Input processor for data extraction from the user request and an XForm Output processor for HTML Form generation and population.
  • 10th April 2003: The IBM XML Forms Package is a toolkit consisting of software components designed to showcase the possibilities presented by XForms. The package consists of two main components: the data model component and the client component.
  • 04 April 2003: Xero is a Web Form development framework developed by Type.a Corp. It consists of a client-side XForms Processor and a Form Editor.
  • 01 April 2003: Release of the first version of the Chiba/Cocoon (Chicoon) integration package. By integrating Chiba into Cocoon the power and functionality of Chiba's XForms processing is now available to any Cocoon application.
  • 31th Mar 2003: The Apache Cocoon XMLForm module is now available as a standalone servlet toolkit. It will be made for continuous synchronization of both the standalone version and the one integrated with Cocoon.
  • 24th Mar 2003: The Chiba project has released a new version of its web-based XForms Processor. As a server-side implementation it delivers most of the functionality of the XForms CR to todays browsers regardless of their brand and capabilities.
  • 27/28th Feb 2003: [2003/ImplementationWorkshop/Overview.html W3C Implementation Workshop] Waltham, MA, USA. Attendees must be either members of the W3C XForms WG or have an XForms 1.0 Implementation. Attendees will exchange experiences, hints and techniques, compare functionality, and discuss XForms 1.0 Candidate Recommendation issues.
  • 20 January 2003: [Test/XForms1.0/Edition2/front_html/XF102edTestSuite.html XForms 1.0 Public Test Suite] now available on W3C site.
  • 20 November 2002: FormsPlayer updated to XForms Candidate Recommendation version.
  • 19 November 2002: X-Smiles version 0.7 released, featuring (partial) support for XForms Candidate Recommendation version.
  • 12 November 2002: Novell's XForms Technology Preview is designed to provide developers with a hands-on introduction to the XForms standard. Supports XForms Candidate Recommendation version.
  • 12 November 2002: XForms 1.0 now a Candidate Recommendation. See the press release and testimonials. Please send review comments to www-forms-editor@w3.org (archives).
  • 23 October 2002: FormsPlayer, an XForms processor plug-in for Internet Explorer 6 SP 1.
  • 21 August 2002: A new Working Draft of XForms 1.0 has been published. This documents includes all changes made during Last Call. The comment period closes on 4 September 2002.
  • 02 july 2002: AchieveForms from Business Web Software is a server-based XFORMS designer with a web browser interface that can output forms as XFORMS and can process completed forms from an XFORMS browser to email recipients, databases, and forward XML files of completed form data.
  • 26 june 2002: jXForms, a new implementation to work with XForms inside java based applications.
  • 14 june 2002: The TrustForm System Viewer is a client side implementation based on the XForms last working draft.
  • 13 june 2002: XMLForm is an open source server side implementation of a subset of the XForms working draft. It is tightly integrated in Apache Cocoon and seeks to offer an immediate solution for developers interested in using the XForms standard in their applications. It does not implement any of the client side specific features as events and actions.
  • 29 April 2002: X-Smiles 0.6 has been released, a java-based XML browser implementing most of XForms 1.0 Last Call Working Draft.This version brings new features and fixes bugs in the previous version.
  • 25 March 2002: XFE, now released: a forms engine developed by E-XMLMedia, for development of forms based data entry systems.
  • 21 January 2002: X-Smiles 0.5 has been released, a java-based XML browser implementing about 75% of XForms 1.0 Last Call Working Draft and full implementation of the XML Events Last Call Working Draft.
  • 07 December 2001: An updated public Working Draft of XForms 1.0 has been published.
  • 26 October 2001: X-Smiles 0.45 has been released, which has an experimental support for XML Events.
  • 26 October 2001: The XML Events Working Draft has been published as a Last Call Working Draft. The Last Call review period ends on 30 November 2001. Please send review comments before the review period ends to www-html-editor@w3.org (archive).