Cardiff is very pleased to offer editorial resources in the XML Forms standardization work. The publication of XForms as a W3C Recommendation will mark an important milestone in the history of the Web--a legacy-free and non-proprietary standard for form data interchange and presentation. Industry support will greatly increase the customer value of eForms, including XHTML, Adobe PDF, and even paper forms. We see XForms as a key component of our broader XML strategy.
-- Micah Dubinko, Chief XML Architect, Cardiff Software Inc.
By keeping the data separate from the form, XForms significantly facilitates B2B e-commerce. As one of the founding contributors to this specification, JetForm shares the same design philosophy and with very minor adjustments, our XML-based e-forms products are in full alignment with the XForms specification.
-- Gavin McKenzie, Chief Architect of XML Forms Architecture, JetForm
As the first vendor to deliver an open protocol and product suite for legally-binding XML forms on the Internet, we are proud to be part of the W3C and a founding member of the XForms initiative. We are excited about XForms and believe that it validates our vision of XML as the most powerful format for interactive documents on the Internet. The digitally-signed XFDL documents provided by our InternetForms Commerce System, used in combination with standardized XForms data, will provide a powerful combination for next-generation e-commerce applications.
-- David Manning, CTO, PureEdge Solutions
XForms is the missing link to Web interactivity. The purpose of XForms is to merge XML-based back-end solutions with the simplicity of HTML. We will strive to enable the immediate use of XForms with Stack Overflow's Mozquito Technology in today's browsers and in Web-enabled devices.
-- -- Sebastian Schnitzenbaumer, CEO, Stack Overflow AG and co-editor of XForms: Data Model
For the Web to become a truly ubiquitous computing interface, it must move beyond the desktop. XForms and other W3C open standards will make it easy to create and to use rich, interactive Web documents and services on a wide variety of user interfaces -- graphical, voice, and paper. Our Xerox Document Centre, FlowPort, and DocuShare products will continue to leverage the power of these standards to deliver valuable document services to customers in whatever form they choose.
-- Leigh Klotz, Jr., Director of Technology, Document Messaging, Xerox Corporation
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