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Subject: Re: Effect of using XML
From: "Vun Kannon, David" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:General discussion of Extensible Markup Language <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 8 Mar 1999 12:01:28 -0500

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        I found Adobe PDF Forms difficult to work with, hard to integrate
with a database and Internet application model. XM/SL is much less of a
paradigm shift for web developers. There would have to be an absolute
mandate to stay compatible with some paper forms to go that route in my
        Specifically related to forms processing, XML can contribute a way
of returning the filled-in form to the server application and back end that
is better structured than the current "list of environment variables". That,
and authenticated documents.
David vun Kannon,
Manager, Financial Services Consulting

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thierry Brisset [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Sunday, March 07, 1999 11:02 PM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Effect of using XML
> Hi,
> I am defining a development environment based on XML standard to use
> e-forms within electronic commerce context. At this stage, I would like to
> make use of your programming experience to answer this question.
> Will the use of XML have an effect on development compared to PDF forms.
> What will be the effects (e.g. time, easiness) on HTML developers
> efficiency to use XML and XSL.
> Any comments and links to references are welcome.
> Thanks by advance.
> Thierry Brisset
> Technology analyst
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