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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.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/office/office2003/plan/inpthfaq.asp

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

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[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.



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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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