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Subject: RE: [regrep] [Fwd: [xml-dev] Extract A Subset of a W3C XML Schema?]

Hi Dave,

Actually, I agree with your assessment. The MS approach is called InfoPath
(was Xdocs), and our approach (we don't have a name for it, yet, though the
api is called XFA - XML Forms Architecture) combines XML with PDF.

Our XML specs for forms are available at:



-----Original Message-----
From: David RR Webber - XML ebusiness [mailto:Gnosis_@compuserve.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 10:28 AM
To: Chiusano Joseph
Cc: Peter Kacandes;
Subject: Re: [regrep] [Fwd: [xml-dev] Extract A Subset of a W3C XML

Message text written by "Chiusano Joseph"
For a designer looking to automate a form they are confronted with the
need to find appropriate XML to which to bind the form fields.

XForms 1.0 - when it becomes a W3C Recommendation - will be ideal for


The only fly in this ointment is that Microsoft chose to ignore this for
IE and instead build InfoDocs.

I'm still not sure that XML -> XForms is in anyway automatic - you
are still going to need to use CAM, XSL et al to do rendering.

The only difference I see is that - like xhtml - the XForm fields
are "smarter" than HTML text entry fields.

The more things change the more they stay the same ; -)

Peter I'm sure has some other thoughts here!


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