XForms provides a standard set of visual controls that are targeted toward replacing today's XHTML form controls. These form controls are directly usable inside XHTML and other XML documents. Key Goals of XForms:

  • Support for handheld, television, and desktop browsers, plus printers and scanners
  • Richer user interface to meet the needs of business, consumer and device control applications
  • Decoupled data, logic and presentation
  • Improved internationalization
  • Support for structured form data
  • Advanced forms logic
  • Multiple forms per page, and pages per form
  • Suspend and Resume support
  • Seamless integration with other XML tag sets


More information: XForms page on the W3C website

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