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A few weeks back, several folks had questions on an announcement of
Adobe's new XML architecture. At that time I checked with my (very busy)
primary Adobe contact, and she provides the answers in the forwarded

As a refresher, the original posting was:

In a press release dated today (April 7), Adobe announces 
> "integration"
> > of XML:
> >
> > http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200304/040
> 703XMLPDF.html
> It's a little hard to glean facts from all the marketing 
> blather, but it
> sounds like Adobe will be releasing a series of tools to make 
> it easier to
> convert documents authored in XML to PDF.

And followup postings were:

> Good news. My questions now are, where's the schema and does 
> it work with
> Acrobat 6.0? Anybody know? -Mike

a) Don't know where the schema is
b) yes, it does work with A/B 6.0, but I don't have the details.  More

It's basically XML data in PDF, not PDF data in XML.  Some mention of
dynamic forms (XForms?), also.

Hope this helps.

Joe Chiusano
Booz | Allen | Hamilton
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  • Subject: RE: [Fwd: [xml-dev] Adobe "integrates" XML]
  • From: "Susan Avjean" <susan.avjean@adobe.com>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 11:24:52 -0400
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The new XML technology that is in Acrobat 6.0 does not have a schema.  The
whole idea behind Acrobat 6.0 is its ability to load and save arbitrary XML.
This means that you could take XML from Oracle, load that data into a form
in Acrobat 6.0, modify or add to it, then save it back out as Oracle XML.
The only issue is that the ability to create forms for Acrobat 6.0 that can
take advantage of this new technology is not available yet.  The "schema"
information is built into the form design.  We do have the ability to do a
proof-of-concept for a customer that has a specific requirement.

As for XForms, Acrobat 6.0 could take data that follows the XForms
specification, modify it, save it back out as XML data that follows the
XForms specification.

The idea is to be able to use XML as a standard for exchanging data between
people and different back-end applications.

Susan L. Avjean
Susan L. Avjean

Regional Partner Manager
Federal Government
Adobe Systems, Inc.
Tel 703.883.2842
Fax 703.883.2850
Cell 571.216.7549

-----Original Message-----
From: Chiusano Joseph [mailto:chiusano_joseph@bah.com]
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2003 8:25 PM
To: susan.avjean@adobe.com
Subject: [Fwd: [xml-dev] Adobe "integrates" XML]

Hi Susan,

This is Joe Chiusano from Booz Allen - I really enjoyed your
presentation to us Friday in Rockville.

The forwarded e-mail came across the XML-DEV listserv today (it's the
worldwide XML "bulletin board"). Someone forwarded the press release
regarding the integration of XML, but another poster had 2 questions:

(1) Is there a schema available that "describes" the format of the XML
produced by Adobe?

(2) Does it work with Acrobat 6.0?

(3) Is it XForms-aware? (someone asked this later)

If you're able to find out any of this and get back to me (when you have
time - I know you're busy with FOSE this week), I would be a real XML
hero. :)

Thanks again,
Joe Chiusano

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