The user interface of XForms uses XForms controls.
The user interface elements in XForms are called XForms Controls.
The most commonly
used control elements are <input> and <submit>.
Each control element has a ref attribute pointing back to the XForms data
Device Independent Controls
It is important to know that the XForms user interface does not describe
exactly how to display the XForms controls.
Because XForms is platform and device independent, XForms leaves it up to the
browser to decide how to display the controls.
This way XForms can be used for all types of devices, personal computers,
cell phones, hand held computers and much more. XForms is also the perfect
solution for defining user interfaces for people with disabilities (handicapped,
The Input Control
The input control is the most common XForms control. It is used for input one
line of text:
The <label> element is a mandatory child element for all XForms input controls.
The reason for this is to secure that the form can be used for all types of
devices (because labels can be treated in different ways). For voice software
the label has to be spoken, and for some hand held computers the label has to
follow the input, screen by screen.
The Secret Control
The secret control is a special variant of the input control, designed to
input passwords or other hidden information:
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