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RE: Will Internet Explorer support XForms

From: Putman, Harold <PutmanH@diebold.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2003 12:04:26 -0400
Message-ID: <621FD3E588CC1B47A560B16C666D4039018B612B@msexch15.diebold.com>
To: "'www-forms@w3.org'" <www-forms@w3.org>, 'Mike Shupe' <MShupe@AnyDocSoftware.com>
Michael Shupe wrote:

<< It seems to me that the value of XForms depends heavily on its being
supported by the browsers.>>


Internet Explorer doesn't "support" Adobe Acrobat or Macromedia Flash
either, but that has not affected adoption of those technologies. There are
simple ways to add in those capabilities. FormsPlayer is one example of how
to do that for XForms.


I think that things like InfoPath and Altova's Authentic will get people
interested in the problems that XForms solves, and XForms will stand out as
a more universal standard solution. Built in support wouldn't hurt, but it
is not necessary for XForms to succeed.




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