Category Programming

So many problems, so little time.

Why do software makers have to make their software difficult to implement in a way other than they intended. I don’t mean in a illegal way, just collaborating with other software. I am currently in the process of writing an application, with the problems being rather immense, mostly with compatability issues.

The basic premise is that I am building a Domino server to serve electronic forms built using IBM’s Workplace Forms (written in eXtensible Forms Description Language or XFDL). To get maximum functionallity out of the forms they must be viewed with the Workplace Forms Viewer. Understandable. This is not feasable since I need people to access the forms over the internet who may not have the viewer installed, nor do they want to pay for it to use these forms...

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