Introduction

Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003, to give the application its full title, is a powerful new XML-based enterprise forms tool from Microsoft. InfoPath is designed to be a multipurpose XML forms tool that you can use to connect to traditional relational databases such as Microsoft Access and SQL Server, to connect to XML Web services, or to connect to Microsoft collaboration products such as Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft BizTalk Server.

InfoPath 2003 isn't a completely general-purpose XML forms tool, because form templates created using InfoPath 2003 can be filled in only by using the InfoPath 2003 client. You cannot fill in an InfoPath form template using a Web browser. This means that common scenarios where a casual user fills ...

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