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Re: XForms and Adobe Forms - WAI Version 1 AA Compliant

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 17:05:16 +0000
Message-ID: <47B1D1CC.8010601@googlemail.com>
To: Nuno Job <nunojobpinto@gmail.com>
CC: public-forms@w3.org, www-forms@w3.org

Nuno Job wrote:
> I've never used Adobe Forms but XForms is a international standard by 
> the W3C and therefor should not be compared to proprietary software. 

Assuming "Adobe Forms" means PDF forms, then we're talking about an 
open-to-all-implementors standard submitted to ISO[*], with wide 
cross-platform deployment including not only Adobe Reader but also 
client software not made by Adobe (e.g. Apple Preview and Foxit Reader). 
I wouldn't recommend it over HTML forms at all, but I don't think it's 
fair to dismiss in terms of proprietary software versus international 

 > So just use standard XHTML forms and you'll be ok.

Or, better yet, standard /HTML 4.01/ forms supported by the most popular 
browser on earth. ;)

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Benjamin Hawkes
Received on Tuesday, 12 February 2008 17:05:27 UTC

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