First Working Draft of XForms Data Model
20:28, 18 Apr 2000 UTC | Edd Dumbill

The XForms Data Model specification contains a proposal for describing the structure of data in order for it to be edited with a web form.

The new draft is part of the W3C's XForms activity, which is aimed at creating the standard for the next generation of web forms. The data model specification allows the separation of the description of the data model from the description of the actual form UI itself, providing some device independence.

In essence, the XForms Data Model draft presents a very simple schema language for describing an XML document in order that a web form can edit it. The authors of the new specification are aiming to keep a close link between the datatypes used in XForms and those in XML Schemas.

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