The end result of the form will probably still a HTML form. I'm looking for application or library or framework that can make my life easier in creating new online form in the future, and capturing the submitted data to be used in another application system (back end integration).
The reason behind my search is, there are too many forms to code, if I have to do it by hand. it'll be nice if I can define a template/xml/etc could be with validation rules, and the framework will generate all the HTML or handle the client interaction and give me the data in the end.
some example are : Orbeon, Chiba, formular. but before jumping in to any of them, I just want to hear from the experts, because I'm not sure if there is anything else better out there to use.
I have similar requirement for my web application where I want to provide feature to the end user to
1. Design the forms online (not very complex ones) and publish
2. Fill the forms and submit the same. (Also use the form data to persists)
3. Retrive the filled forms as read only.
I would like some suggestions and guidance as to which framework/product would be best suitable. I prefer a java library rather then a offline product. I have tried Orbeon but am not too sure whether this is the best solution. Also I am not able to figure out whether it can be integrated in my application.
Joined: Apr 27, 2003
Looks like this thread is old and dead. Will post my question in a new thread. Hopefully will get some reply.