AEM Forms : PDF Vs HTML

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01-10-2016

Hi,

1. I am aware that AEM PDF Forms are adaptive and HTML Forms ate HTML 5 compliant.

Apart from these two, is there any difference between these two?

2. From AEM PDF Forms, we could invoke and consume web services. Is the case same with HTML Forms too?

3. Could HTML Forms be rendered as PDF?

4. In terms of efforts, is there any difference between these two, given the same requirements?

Need to revert to team today

Appreciate your quick replies.

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Rama.

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02-10-2016

PDF Forms are not adaptive and neither are HTML5.  Adaptive Forms are.  There are differences between PDF and HTML5 renderings not from a viewing perspective but from an approach perspective for example to work offline with html5 the AEM forms app would be needed and printing needs a different approach to nam just two.  Yes web services can be called from html5 forms.  HTML5 can be converted to PDF and a form created out of that result.  An XDP form can be rendered as PDF or html5 and used as the form model for an Adaptive Form but it's recommended to use a schema.

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03-10-2016

Awesome replies by Steve , Opkar and Girish.

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02-10-2016

The answer to effort for is for HTML Forms the effort is a little less as compared to AF because xdp can be rendered as HTML form

Answer to points 2 and 3 is Yes

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02-10-2016

When we talk about adaptive forms, there phrase "adaptive" means the forms are designed to react dynamically to user behavior, for example by adding or removing fields during the entry process.

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