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toto huang
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Joined: Jan 23, 2003
Posts: 7
Hello Gurus,

I need some advice on finding a framework or product that is good for managing and handling eForm/online form. there are quite a few that are based on xForm, but I heard xForm has a dark future.

I need to find an application or framework that easy to use (creation of new online form) and easy to integrate with database/persistent layer like hibernate.

Preferably not a vendor specific application like Adobe LifeCyle, etc.

Thanks in advance.

toto.
Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42916
    
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What would the forms do that HTML forms can't?

Are you looking for a Java library that you can integrate in your web app, or for a standalone tool?
toto huang
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 23, 2003
Posts: 7
Thanks Ulf for your reply.

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.

Thanks.
toto huang
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 23, 2003
Posts: 7
Any suggestion ?
Ashish Gupta
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 27, 2003
Posts: 61
Hi Ulf/Others,
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.


Regards
Ashish
Ashish Gupta
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 27, 2003
Posts: 61
Looks like this thread is old and dead. Will post my question in a new thread. Hopefully will get some reply.

Thanks
Ashish
 
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