>In your opinion, why is it better to work with the .xml data instead of emailing the forms back and forth as a .pdf?
1. XML is a standard format and many programs can read the data from
XML. So if you work with XML it allows you more flexibility,
especially to reprocess all the saved e-mails.
2. The free Adobe Reader can't submit in PDF format unless the PDF
file is specially prepared, on which there are contract limitations.
3. PDF files will be much bigger than the XML, resulting in bigger
That said, e-mail it self is very limited, and not recommended for any
serious use. Submitting forms to a web server is recommended, but does
need a web programmer.