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RE: Standards

From: Rob McDougall <RMcDouga@JetForm.com>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 17:57:05 -0400
Message-ID: <311000B0752ED211B61700805F0D6B090183937B@OTTMAIL3>
To: "'Max Wyss'" <prodok@prodok.ch>
Cc: "XForms (E-mail)" <www-forms@w3.org>
These should both be handled by digital signature support which is not
scheduled for V1.0, but will be a high priority in subsequent versions.


-----Original Message-----
From: Max Wyss [mailto:prodok@prodok.ch]
Sent: May 10, 2000 5:01 PM
To: Rob McDougall
Cc: XForms (E-mail)
Subject: RE: Standards


How far should XForms cover the practical issues about forms, such as
contents integrity of the form, or legal issues (can these forms be legally

Max Wyss
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>    Randy,   XForms' primary goal is to enhance the functionality of
>today's user of  HTML forms on the web. This means that it's primary
>target is the "fill"  experience. In the requirements document we list as
>future goals things like  Digital Signatures and Paper enhancements. Both
>XFDL and XFA contain  functionality that is not going to be in XForms for
>some time, if ever. As such,  you won't get the "normalized XML Form
>Standard" that you are looking for from  XForms, but you will get an ever
>richer experience with web forms. The XForms  functionality may grow over
>time to encompass all the things listed on the web  page and more, but not
>in the initial version. All the other Forms technologies  will
>interoperate in various ways with XForms.  
>As far as digital signatures goes, that won't be in version 1.0,  but I
>expect it will be a high priority in the subsequent version. Digital
>Signatures will be based on the W3C Dsig's work which includes forms
>vendors,  PKI vendors and biometric technology vendors.
> Does this answer your questions?   Rob
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