RE: DBs and online forms

Subject: RE: DBs and online forms
From: mlist -at- safenet-inc -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2005 14:59:19 -0400

Kelley Greenman wondered:
> Earlier today, we had a meeting with a guy who runs a
> mortgage company. We
> went there to talk about Web design and getting his T1
> running so we can
> admin the server and some Web sites for him, possibly set up
> some user
> documentation and other niceties.
> As we got talking, he said one of his biggest headaches was the time
> involved in data processing.
> 1. users enter information in an online app.
> 2. info is e-mailed to his staff
> 3. she has to fill out loan apps by hand.
> He's interested in developing a way to have that information entered
> directly onto an official app in PDF format, and it must look
> just like the
> official app from BigLoanCo (which is why the PDF), without
> human intervention.

Depending on how much money this guy has.... :-)....
Adobe's LifeCycle product line might be for him.

XML-generated forms are presented to the site visitor as a PDF page that
they fill out. That page can be digitally signed and sent to a database, as
well as mined for the actual content of the fields. Probably a Java app to
do that. I'm not clear on what the innards are.

Hmm... J2EE J2WE ?

A guy in our office is just looking at the Adobe stuff, because we want to
integrate our security/encryption appliance with the Adobe ware.

It might be worth a call to Adobe, just to see what they recommend.


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