Project info for metadot forms

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Metadot Forms is a forms package for the metadot portal system (perl/mysql/gpl)

From a user point of view it is in the spirit of both Hypercard and Oracle forms.

From an open source developers point of view it reflect certain approaches ot web development:

  • when one can use a data driven form, it is preferable to hand coding (well obviously)
  • mixing html + code + data is evil. Sounds simple, but that evil is what PHP and other scripting langages are all about. With metadot forms one mostly uses existing widgets to display data, which is stored separately using sql.
  • That is time to use the UI to make data driven forms (which is stored in mysql)
  • sometimes the existing widgets won't do. Then it is time to code (mod_perl)

    All of this is separate from the webmaster - who may or may not create their own forms, but never writes code (althought you may be the same person, who codes new widgets)

  • License: GPL

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