Testimonials for XForms 1.1 Recommendation

These testimonials are in support of the publication of XForms 1.1 as a W3C Recommendation.


As the first non-military Internet site in Europe, CWI has always striven to be at the forefront of Internet technology, and to feed research results into actual use. Our involvement with HTML, CSS, XHTML, SMIL, XForms, and the Semantic Web work at W3C is part of that aim. Through its declarative approach, XForms has proved itself enormously valuable in producing applications, reducing authoring time, improving the user experience, and easing machine-to-machine communication. This new version improves all those aspects, and we are delighted to see it reach recommendation status.

— Jan Karel Lenstra, Director, CWI (the Dutch National Research Institute for Mathematics and Informatics)

Dreamlab Technologies AG

Dreamlab Technologies AG congratulates the W3C on the release of XForms 1.1 as Recommendation. As an early adopter, contributor, strong supporter and implementor of XForms, Dreamlab Technologies would like to first of all thank the Working Group for an outstanding work in developing, maintaining and improving XForms in a remarkably consistent high quality throughout several years. Special thanks to the chairs of the Working Group, Steven Pemberton and John Boyer.

As a technology, XForms fulfills an important role in bringing single XML technologies together into a greater XML framework. From an internet security standpoint, an area in which Dreamlab Technologies demonstrates leadership, the overall solutions which XForms enables will fundamentally be more manageable and controllable than anything else in todays world of procedural short-term solutions. As internet transactions become more and more legally binding, this is an important additional aspect among the various other benefits of XForms already mentioned, and Dreamlab Technologies is proud to have contributed to this success and will continue to do so.

— Sebastian Schnitzenbaumer, W3C AC Representative, Dreamlab Technologies AG


EMC congratulates the XForms working group with the new XForms 1.1 Recommendation. XForms 1.1 is another major leap forward for this important XML technology which enables you to build end-to-end applications based on pure XML processing. EMC has been actively implementing this new specification into its currently shipping "Formula" forms product.

— Jeroen van Rotterdam, General Manager XML Solutions, EMC Content Management & Archiving Division


As a founding member of the working group, current editor of the specification, and as an implementer, IBM Corporation is very pleased to see XForms 1.1 advance to a computing industry standard W3C Recommendation. As a client technology, XForms simplifies web-based application development and deployment. XForms includes powerful declarative constructs for rich interactivity in data collection, simplifying application design and maintenance. XForms enables a direct mapping to back-end XML data formats, smoothing the path from transaction schemas and vertical industry data standards to G2C and B2C web applications. XForms connects client-side XML to web services, simplifying integration with portal applications, databases, and business process services. XForms is flexible enough to provide these capabilities on desktops and mobile devices, in web pages, in flowing office-style documents, and in very high-precision user interfaces. Indeed, this substantial upgrade of XForms addresses many of the challenging problems faced by our customers as they seek to develop large web applications, and IBM already ships a number of commercial products that incorporate XForms 1.1.

— John M. Boyer, Ph.D., Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Lotus Forms

Inventive Designers

Inventive Designers is pleased to have participated in the process of XForms 1.1 to become a W3C recommendation. Our document platform Scriptura, based on the XML ecosystem (XSLT, XSL-FO, XForms,...) enables our customers to control their entire document flow, from composition and personalization to output production and delivery. We will continue to support W3C's XML standards, and XForms in particular, ensuring we can improve the way our customers communicate.

— Klaas Bals, Chief Technology Officer, Inventive Designers


Orbeon is extremely pleased with the approval of XForms 1.1 as a W3C Recommendation. Contrary to what the small increment in version number suggests, XForms 1.1 is a major upgrade of the XForms specification and the result of solid feedback from XForms implementors over several years. In 2009 more than ever there is a strong need for an open, cleanly-designed foundation for online forms and applications. In this context we believe that XForms 1.1 is an important milestone and we are glad to have contributed to its development. We are looking forward to continue making XForms 1.1 and its successors a major part of Orbeon Forms.

— Alessandro Vernet, CTO, Orbeon, Inc.


Xerox is pleased that XForms 1.1 has been made a W3C Recommendation, and looks forward to a variety of interoperable implementations of electronic forms and rich web applications for this ECM industry standard.

— Leigh L. Klotz, Jr., Senior Software Architect, Xerox Corporation

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