Anyone worked with XForms

20 Jun 2008 - 1:53pm
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Adam Connor
2007

Anyone worked with XForms, or even better Lotus Forms for creating
XForms? Anything to be aware of? Major obstacles in terms of UX?

If your cool with talking off-list, I'd love to pick your brain(s).

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adam connor

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20 Jun 2008 - 2:08pm
Jens Meiert
2004

> Anyone worked with XForms, or even better Lotus Forms for creating XForms?

Do you mean <http://www.w3.org/TR/xforms/> (just comes to my mind)?

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20 Jun 2008 - 2:22pm
Adam Connor
2007

yes Jens, that's exactly what I mean :)

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29 Jun 2008 - 9:38am
Jens Meiert
2004

> Anyone worked with XForms, or even better Lotus Forms for creating XForms?
> Anything to be aware of? Major obstacles in terms of UX?

Apologies for both the delay and the short answer: While me, I only
had few chances to work with XForms (and think that they can very well
help improving UX), documents like
<http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/wiki/XForms_Implementations> and lists
like <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-forms/> might mean more
help.

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Jens Meiert
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30 Jun 2008 - 10:45am
jonathan d p fe...
2006

hi

On Jun 20, 2008, at 2:53 PM, Adam Connor wrote:

> Anyone worked with XForms, or even better Lotus Forms for creating
> XForms? Anything to be aware of? Major obstacles in terms of UX?

Funny you should ask.

I just read up on XForms and Lotus Forms (formerly IBM Workplace
Forms) formerly known (with derision from the grant-proposing and
taxpayer community at large) as PureEdge. My reason for reading up on
these was because of past (and some still current) platform lock-in
issues (Windows only) surrounding the use of the software with
Grants.gov. ALL Federal grants go through Grants.gov; not all
proposers use Windows. Users of PureEdge have reported that PureEdge
is a huge time sink and has significant usability issues, so much so
that others have tried to fill the gap with system to system
solutions such as: http://www.cayuse.com/solutions/index.php and
http://ggsuite.sourceforge.net/. Grants.gov is the visible technology
front-end to a hugely complicated people-process-politics problem
that has not yet been solved. However, it is worth noting that
Grants.gov is switching all forms to Adobe PDF forms: http://
grants.gov/assets/GrantsgovGDPR.pdf and for recent status: http://
grants.gov/aboutgrants/program_status_archive.jsp.

You can read more about XForms and PDF etc at:
http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/XForms_Converter

Good Luck.

have a day.yad
jdpf

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