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Submission request to W3C (W3C Team Comment)

We, W3C member JetForm Corporation hereby submit to the Consortium the following specification, comprising the following document(s) attached hereto:

  1. XFA-Template

  2. XFA-FormCalc

which collectively are referred to as the "Submission". We request the Submission be known as the "XFA -- XML Forms Architecture".


The Submission, is part of a family of specifications referred to as the XML Forms Architecture (XFA). The document "XFA-Template" describes the open and extensible modeling of secure forms with high fidelity composition, automated calculation and validation, pluggable user-interface components, and flexible data handling. The document "XFA-FormCalc" describes a simple scripting language optimized for creating electronic-form centric logic and calculations. XFA provides for the specific requirements of electronic forms and the applications that use them. XFA addresses the needs of organizations to securely capture, present, move, process, output and print information associated with electronic forms.

Intellectual Property Rights

The Submission is copyright of JetForm Corporation and all rights are reserved. For all purposes,The Submission is copyright of JetForm Corporation and all rights are reserved. For all purposes, the Submission is subject to the terms of the W3C Document Notice.

The Submission may be distributed freely subject to reproduction of all copyright and other notices, including those in the Submission, and subject to the terms of the W3C Document Notice.

Note that any product or technology described in the Submission is the subject of copyright and other intellectual property rights reserved by JetForm Corporation or its licensors or third parties and no license or any other rights are granted hereby, including the Submission and the W3C Document Notice, to or in such copyright and other intellectual property rights.


The following are registered trademarks referred to in the Submission: JetForm is a registered trademark of JetForm Corporation.


The submission may distributed within the membership of the W3C free of any fee.

The submission may be distributed publicly free of any fee under the redistribution terms expressed in the W3C Document Notice.


The following points should be noted as regards licensable technology involved in any third party implementations of the technology specified in the Submission: None.

Suggested action

We suggest that the Consortium publish the Submission as a W3C-Note and that it serves as input for the HTML-WG.


JetForm will continue to participate within the HTML-WG, specifically on matters related to extending the form functionality within HTML. Should the W3C deem that the subject of electronic forms warrant a separate Activity or Working Group, JetForm would consider further participation

Change control

Should any changes be required to the Submission, JetForm will evaluate and perform the changes as future point releases.


Inquiries from the public or press about the Submission should be directed to:


this 14th day of May, 1999, Gavin McKenzie,

Gavin McKenzie, JetForm Corporation