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Inside Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 by Daniel Larson, Ted Pattison

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Forms Libraries and Microsoft Office InfoPath

Since Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, WSS has provided integration with Office InfoPath through forms libraries. A forms library is a specialized type of document library designed to store XML documents created from InfoPath forms. The main difference is that standard document libraries are based on a built-in WSS content type named Document, whereas forms libraries are based on a built-in content type named Form that inherits from Document.

InfoPath and WSS provide a good deal of synergy when used together because users can employ InfoPath to produce XML documents that are then stored in WSS forms libraries. When stored in WSS, these XML documents are afforded all of the benefits of standard ...

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