Tutorial XHTML2 and XFORMS
3 oktober 2005
Huis van de Sport - Antwerpen - BelgiŽ

W3C Benelux en ISOC Belgium organiseren een seminarie Tutorial on XHTML2 en XFORMS op 3 oktober 2005 in Antwerpen. Dit seminarie is het resultaat van het samenwerkingsverband tussen W3C Benelux en ISOC BelgiŽ en Nederland en hebben tot doel om zonder winstoogmerk kennis over nieuw ontwikkelde technologie en toepassingen te verspreiden in de Benelux. Specialisten uit binnen- en buitenland brengen u up-to-date bij de belangrijkste issues en ontwikkelingen op webgebied.

XHTML2 is the proposed next version of XHTML.

Its aims include:

It also include XForms as its forms technology.

XForms is the new technology that replaces HTML Forms.

HTML Forms, introduced in 1993, were the basis of the e-commerce revolution. After a decade of experience it has become clear how to improve on them, for the end user, the author, and the owners of the services that the forms are addressing. XForms is the new technology, announced in October 2003, that replaces HTML Forms.

The advantages of XForms include:

Uptake of XForms has been impressive, with some 30 implementations known to us, including several IE plugins, native implementations, proxies, 'zero install' implementations, a voice-browser, an editor, a validator, and more. Several are from big names, such as IBM, Novell, Oracle, and Sun (in Open Office/Star Office); IBM and Novell are jointly implementing XForms as a part of Mozilla.

As you would expect with a new technology, first adopters are within companies and vertical industries that have control over the software environment used. XForms is being used by many large companies, such as Bristol-Myers-Squibb (pharmaceutical), Hewlett-Packard, Remia (a major Dutch food manufacturer), Frauenhofer (known for MP3), Daiwa (a Japanese Bank), Verifone (a payment company, for configuring petrol pumps), the entire British Insurance industry (via Origo and Polaris), the US Navy (in submarines), UK Government (Planning Inspectorate), German Shipbuilders (for configuring ships), KDDI (a Japanese mobile phone manufacturer, embedding it in one of their phones), NACS (the US National Association of Convenience Stores, for configuring and accessing data from a range of devices) and others.

13.00 Ontvangst
13.30 Verwelkoming, Frank A. Roos, Manager W3C Benelux
13.45 Part 1: XHTML2, Steven Pemberton, W3C
15.15 Pauze - Koffiebreak
15.45 Part 2: XFORMS, Steven Pemberton, W3C
17.15 Vragen en antwoorden
17:45 Conclusies door Rudi Vansnick, voorzitter ISOC Belgium
18.00 Receptie aangeboden door ISOC Belgium


Steven PembertonSteven Pemberton is a senior researcher at the CWI, Amsterdam, the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science. He has been involved with the Web from the beginning, organising two workshops at the first Web conference in 1994, and chairing the first Style Sheets Workshop in 1995. He is chair of the W3C HTML and Forms Working Groups, and co-author of amongst others HTML, CSS, XHTML and XForms. He was until recently editor-in-chief of ACM/interactions.

A more complete list of his publications and the projects he participated in is listed at his home page at CWI: http://homepages.cwi.nl/~steven/.



Toegangsprijs voor het seminarie voor niet-leden van ISOC is 100 euro, ISOC (BE of NL) en W3C Benelux leden betalen slechts 50 euro (word lid van ISOC Belgium !). Feweb-leden betalen 75 euro mits mededeling van Feweblidnummer. Registreer hier voor dit event.

Adres : Huis van de Sport - Boomgaardstraat 22 bus 1 - 2600 Antwerpen - Ligging

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