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e-letter wrote:
On 21/06/2012, Andreas Säger <> wrote:
Am 21.06.2012 11:19, JenS8 wrote:
Is there a newbie guide for creating an online form with LibreOffice
Writer's XML Form Document?

This link is very important, too:
Thanks. To clarify, xforms via LO is _not_ designed for web servers
and is therefore not compatible with clients (i.e. web browsers).
Xforms documents are beneficial to replace the paper equivalent: a
form in triplicate paper that must be authorised by various personnel
as it is distributed within an organisation, why it is most
appropriate for internal use is stated previously. Since xforms has
never really been accepted by web browsers, html forms is the most
appropriate technology for data capture via internet.

So it is not strictly true to state that xforms is "dead". XML-FO is
suitable for production of documents via XML DITA, but this would not
be done via web browsers! XML is not exclusively for the web.

To summarise: xforms for development of sophisticated (e.g. data
validation) forms replacing paper-based procedures within an
organisation; html(5) forms for data capture via the internet.
     This makes things much clearer, thanks!
     The Writer Guide has a chapter on Xforms that can be downloaded.


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