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Re: Can XForms handle rich text?

From: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 09:34:28 EDT
Message-ID: <b7.35a626b0.2c80b064@aol.com>
To: www-forms@w3.org
Cc: XForms@yahoogroups.com
In a message dated 29/08/2003 13:48:34 GMT Daylight Time, 
Robert_Barker@vanguard.com writes:

> We are working on a web based solution to capture documents in XML in order
> to display later in different formats.
> 
> The issues we are facing are:
> 
> 1.  How to capture Rich Text like italics, bold, underline, bulleted items.
> We are trying to use something other than Microsoft Client Software
> Products (Word, Infopath).
> 
> 2.  How to display the xml in a PDF or html format retaining the nice
> format?  Here are thoughts are to use XSL-FO, but we are looking for a tool
> to help us create the formatted output.
> 
> Can XFORMS capture the rich text (bullets, italics, etc.)?
> 
> Any other thoughts?  Thanks.
> 
> 
> 
> Bob Barker
> The Vanguard Group

Bob,

Can you explain more about the purpose of the application that you hope to 
create?

Specifically, I would be interested in why you want to capture presentation 
detail in the XML that, presumably, you intend to transmit to a server-side 
process. What relevance has the presentational appearance in the form to the 
actual content of the data you hope to capture?

Andrew Watt
Received on Friday, 29 August 2003 09:34:37 GMT

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