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internetnews.com: Mozilla, Opera Join Forces For New W3C Proposal

Jun 01, 2004, 16:45 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Two of Microsoft's rivals in the browser space have joined forces on a standards proposal slated to be presented to a W3C workshop.

"The Mozilla Foundation and Opera Software collaborated on the document, which represents their 'consensus' opinion in the context of standards for Web Applications, and Compound Documents.

"The working document of the draft specification is titled Web Forms 2.0 which is in its essence an extension of the way forms are defined in the existing HTML 4.01 forms chapter, though it will apply equally to XHTML user agents as well. The proposed specifications include new attributes, DOM interfaces and events for validation and dependency tracking as well as XML form submission and initialization. The specification also aims to document existing practices in the forms area that have not yet been officially standardized..."

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