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Sunday, March 18, 2007

W3C's Steven Pemberton on Web 4.0

'WEB 4.0: START PLANNING NOW . . . WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO.'

Check for instance the section on Declarative Apps and XForms. Pemberton:

'Although the example shown above is not quite complete, it does more than Google maps does and yet it is only 25Kbytes of code (instead of the 200+K of Javascript).

Remember, empirically, a program that is an order of magnitude smaller needs only 3% of the effort to build.

Another data point: A major company uses it for designing and implementing user interfaces. It normally takes 30 people 5 years. They recently tried XForms: it took 10 people 1 year.'