XForms and Native XML Storage
December 30, 2008
One area where it makes a lot of sense to preserve an end-to-end flow of XML data is with XForms applications. In other words, it makes sense to use XForms to implement electronic forms and then to store the information from those forms in a native XML database. This is an area where IBM has seen quite a lot of activity, particularly in various government environments. IBM has implemented electronic forms for gathering procurement information in large government departments, for gathering tax information from consumers and businesses, and for gathering social services information.
Along the way, IBM has developed expertise, best practices, and some useful tools. Here are some articles you may find interesting:
- XForms and DB2 pureXML
- Integration Between XML Forms Generator and Data Studio, Part 1
- Integration Between XML Forms Generator and Data Studio, Part 2 (coming in January)
- Build a DB2 pureXML Application in a Day
- Lotus Forms, XForms, and DB2 9 pureXML
And here are a couple of screen cam recordings:
I look forward to bringing you even more news about the synergies between XForms and native XML storage early next year.