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Web Forms 2.0 is an extension to the forms features found in [http://www.w3.org/TR/html401 HTML 4.01]'s forms chapter. The specification applies to both HTML and XHTML user agents, and provides new strongly-typed input fields, new attributes for defining constraints, a repeating model for declarative repeating of form sections, new DOM interfaces, new DOM events for validation and dependency tracking, and XML submission and initialization of forms. This specification also standardises and codifies existing practice in areas that have not been previously documented.
 
Web Forms 2.0 is an extension to the forms features found in [http://www.w3.org/TR/html401 HTML 4.01]'s forms chapter. The specification applies to both HTML and XHTML user agents, and provides new strongly-typed input fields, new attributes for defining constraints, a repeating model for declarative repeating of form sections, new DOM interfaces, new DOM events for validation and dependency tracking, and XML submission and initialization of forms. This specification also standardises and codifies existing practice in areas that have not been previously documented.
  
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== Status ==
 
== Status ==
  
Web Forms 2.0 has reached a relative stage of maturity, and major alterations of the specification are unlikely at this stage. However, major changes may be introduced in a [[Web Forms 3.0 (unofficial)|future specification]].
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Web Forms 2.0 has been integrated into [[HTML 5]].
  
 
== Sections ==
 
== Sections ==
  
* [[WF2 Form Control Extensions|Extensions to form control elements]]
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* [[WF2:Extensions to Form Control Elements|Extensions to Form Control Elements]]
* [[WF2 Repetition Model|The repetition model for repeating form controls]]
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* [[WF2:The Repetition Model for Repeating Form Controls|The Repetition Model for Repeating Form Controls]]
* [[WF2 Form Events Model|The forms event model]]
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* [[WF2:The Forms Event Model|The Forms Event Model]]
* [[WF2 Form Submission|Form submission]]
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* [[WF2:Form Submission|Form Submission]]
* [[WF2 External Data Resources|Fetching data from external resources]]
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* [[WF2:Fetching Data from External Resources|Fetching Data from External Resources]]
* [[WF2 HTML DOM2 Extensions|Extensions to the HTML Level 2 DOM interfaces]]
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* [[WF2:Extensions to the HTML Level 2 DOM Interfaces|Extensions to the HTML Level 2 DOM Interfaces]]
* [[WF2 Form Control Styling|Styling form controls]]
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* [[WF2:Styling Form Controls|Styling Form Controls]]
  
== External Links ==
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[[Category:Web Forms 2.0|*]]
* [http://whatwg.org/specs/web-forms/current-work/ Web Forms 2.0]
 

Latest revision as of 02:50, 28 October 2012

This document is obsolete.

For the current specification, see: HTML Standard: Forms


Web Forms 2.0 is an extension to the forms features found in HTML 4.01's forms chapter. The specification applies to both HTML and XHTML user agents, and provides new strongly-typed input fields, new attributes for defining constraints, a repeating model for declarative repeating of form sections, new DOM interfaces, new DOM events for validation and dependency tracking, and XML submission and initialization of forms. This specification also standardises and codifies existing practice in areas that have not been previously documented.


HTML4, XHTML 1.1 and the DOM are thus extended in a manner which has a clear migration path from existing HTML forms, leveraging the knowledge authors have built up with their experience with HTML so far.

Status

Web Forms 2.0 has been integrated into HTML 5.

Sections