[Psi-devel] Web-like forms in PSI
nick.b at kingstransport.com.au
Tue Jan 10 21:40:30 PST 2006
> >If by jabber:x:forms you mean x:data forms, we already have
> support for
> >them in Psi.
> Actually I assumed Nick knew that and was referring to XForms.
> Totally different subject.
No, I'm not entirely sure of the difference between x:data and Xforms - a
friend mentioned "jabber:x:forms" as a way for the client to fill out a form
and submit it to the server - that looks like JEP-0004.
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It looks as though we won't get involved in Psi development, unfortunately.
While the underlying technology of Jabber is sound, the look and feel of the
client (this applies to every jabber client I looked at) is quite different
to our intent.
My boss clarified that we want it to behave more like an application rather
than a chat client
-> we want buttons that say "Lodge new bid", "Alter existing bid"
-> we want a daily blurb "Bishop Auctions wishes everyone a happy chinese
-> we may push a custom blurb to (AH-HEMMM) certain customers "Please pay
your outstanding invoice by Friday"
-> we don't really want a contact list as such
-> we want a formatted list of the lots the client is keeping an eye on,
which change colour as other people lodge new bids, or is (nearly) expired
-> we don't want unrelated clutter (like disco, add new contact, ...)
Certainly the underlying jabber protocol suits what we are doing, but the
presentation at the client is quite different.
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