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Relation between InfoPath and XForms

From: Richard Norman <normri@samc.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 12:06:48 -0700
Message-Id: <se9aa466.069@samc.com>
To: <www-forms@w3.org>

Well, according to Microsoft Technical Documentation, There is no
relation directly.  They do similar functions, but that is about it.


From Microsoft's Site I found this information in the FAQ

[Last question of the "InfoPath and Standards" section]

Q: Does InfoPath support XForms?

A: InfoPath is focused on making it easy for users to design and fill
out rich, dynamic forms based on a document paradigm.  In order to help
define that document paradigm, InfoPath uses a proven approach to
associate a W3C XSLT 1.0 stylesheet to an XML file. Using the XSLT
standard to define the layout of the form enables InfoPath 2003 to use a
very powerful transformation standard language to define how the XML
data is mapped to a document view, which is essential for providing
users with the best XML editing experience. As such, InfoPath supports
W3C's XSLT 1.0 instead of W3C's XForms.


Sorry abgout the previous empty email, I was trying to use Outlook
Through Groupwise... That sucks....

Anyway, it will be inetesting if Office and Internet Explorer supported
viewing XForms and InfoPath was a true creator of XForms when everything
is final.

Just like I would love the next version of InTernet Explorer to catch
up on all the latest Specs regarding XHTML...

RIchard Norman
Web/Application Developer
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