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Re: xForms replaced in UK Insurance Industry

From: Andy Johnston <arjohnston@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 12:55:01 +0000
Message-ID: <BAY101-F219627EB550A72BB20A35F84EC0@phx.gbl>
To: mark.birbeck@x-port.net
Cc: www-forms@w3.org, MSeaborne@origoservices.com

Mark please could you share the article with the forum as I can't post it 

The article clearly states that XForms is being replaced by a product from 
Edge IPK. If Edge IPK (CEO Mike Williams is quoted) are part of the forum 
perhaps they could comment? Looking at (www.edgeipk.com) edgeconnect, their 
product,  there is no mention of xForms in their product guide or website?

The article is from Professional Broking, in this there is a longer article 
by the MD of Polaris who confirms the move away as being positive. Polaris 
are backed by the major UK Insurers and are responsble for iMarket (a 
portal) and the General insurance standards (based on XML).

many thanks..........A

>From: "Mark Birbeck" <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
>Reply-To: mark.birbeck@x-port.net
>To: "Alan Johnston" <arjohnston@hotmail.co.uk>
>CC: www-forms@w3.org, MSeaborne@origoservices.com, 
>Subject: Re: xForms replaced in UK Insurance Industry
>Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 12:26:57 +0000
>Hi Andy,
>I'm not sure why you think the article implies a move away from
>XForms. As far as I can tell, it seems to be about the far from
>surprising discovery that when building insurance systems with very
>large forms, you'll get better performance if you break the form up.
>Additionally, although I don't know a lot about Polaris, it also seems
>to be saying that Polaris will now use Ajax to provide a better user
>experience (the implication being that previously, very large forms
>were distributed).
>On a technology level there's nothing earth-shattering here, I would
>say, but in terms of support for XForms I think it's actually all good
>news, since it seems to be saying that one of the main XForms systems
>is about to be improved.
>And as it happens, even just going on our own experience, the
>insurance industry in the UK could actually be said to be *leading*
>the way in XForms. (Although it is unfortunately not yet very public
>about it.)
>For example, one of our customers is using Tablet PCs with a .NET
>application that hosts our XForms processor, formsPlayer. The
>application stores and retrieves data and forms from a local SQL
>database, so the whole package, based on XForms, provides a very
>sophisticated, easy to maintain, data-capture system.
>On 21/11/06, Alan Johnston <arjohnston@hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
>>Just wondered what the forum thought about this article (Professional
>>Broking - issue 13 2006) ?
>>I understood iMarket is a major reference for xForms and is used by the
>>whole UK insurance industry. Does this mean that Origio (life and 
>>and AMI (association of medical insurance) will move away from xForms?
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