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Standard/Technology Name: XForms 1.0
Type:Electronic forms
Developing Organization:W3C
Contributor:International Business Machines, Inc. (IBM)

XForms is an XML application that represents the next generation of forms for the Web. By splitting traditional XHTML forms into three parts - XForms model, instance data, and user interface - it separates presentation from content, allows reuse, gives strong typing - reducing the number of round-trips to the server, as well as offering device independence and a reduced need for scripting. XForms is not a free-standing document type, but is intended to be integrated into other markup languages, such as XHTML or SVG.


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