Next-generation e-forms

E-forms, a technology that's been around for a long time, is now a hotbed of activity. Microsoft's XML-oriented InfoPath, which shipped with Office 2003 in October, is now deployed and in use. Adobe plans to ship a beta version of its PDF-and-XML-oriented forms designer in the first quarter of this year. And e-forms veterans such as PureEdge and Cardiff, whose offerings are built on an XML core, are lining up behind XForms, the e-forms standard that became an official W3C recommendation in October 2003. [Full story at]

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