JetForm Corporation announced “XML Forms Architecture” (XFA), a new, comprehensive specification that adds enterprise-caliber forms-processing features to the popular XML standard. Unlike other electronic-only solutions and XML-based Internet forms specifications, XFA was designed from the ground up as XML conformant and provides two unique advantages: flexible packaging of form and/or data and output awareness. XFA is an open specification that acts as a bridge between the underlying XML data structure and high-level presentation formats. Since it is “data schema neutral,” XFA works equally well with a variety of XML data formats including those specified in the BizTalk Framework from Microsoft. XFA takes XML data schemas and adds graphic presentation and secure electronic signatures to create legally-binding, compliant documents of record. XFA will be incorporated into this fall’s release of FormFlow, JetForm’s industry-leading, XML-based electronic forms software. www.jetform.com
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