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Re: Will Internet Explorer support XForms

From: Dharmesh Mistry <dharmesh@edgeipk.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 18:23:07 +0100
Message-ID: <021801c391ae$aba7be20$7e00a8c0@uk.edgeipk.com>
To: "Putman, Harold" <PutmanH@diebold.com>, <www-forms@w3.org>, "'Mike Shupe'" <MShupe@AnyDocSoftware.com>, <XForms@yahoogroups.com>
Please forgive my ignorance I am relatively new to this forum and technology.

Whilst I agree that FormsPlayer and other software companies can address issues around the browser support, how does this affect a standard look and feel from a marketing perspective?

 For example say I create a Insurance form for Brand X, using their logo's etc. Normally we would have strict guidleines about fonts and other look and feel aspects. However from what I understand the forms players decide what a text control, listbox, slider or button looks like? Or can I ensure whichever player our customers use, the form will look exactly the same and thus maintain brand integrity ? If not do we have to test on every forms players to review look and feel?

kind regards................Dharmesh

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Putman, Harold 
  To: 'www-forms@w3.org' ; 'Mike Shupe' 
  Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2003 5:04 PM
  Subject: RE: Will Internet Explorer support XForms

  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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