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Making the Switch to XForms

From a technology perspective, XForms makes a clean break with HTML forms. The reality, though, is that, as of 2002, nearly every Web site is using HTML forms or, more precisely, is expecting visiting browsers to be equipped to handle HTML forms and JavaScript. Given the slow rate at which new technologies reach average users, it will likely be several years before Web designers can safely rely on XForms being present as a standard feature of visiting browsers. This section contains some pointers on how to make a smooth transition to XForms technology.