In this we have to ensure that very detailed object detection is used. The first step should be check if the property exists in the browser and if it does only then should the value be read out (D Flanagan, 2011)Since their inception in the early 1990’s, Web forms have become the essential interface of the transactional Web. They are a central component of e-commerce applications and are use to collect business critical information. It has also been said that Web forms are changing the paradigm of Business workflows. Do you agree with this? Discuss this in relation of Business workflows and data collection at various points of these workflows.Any company that is engaged in e-commerce has to deal with information at three stages – ordering of a product, processing of that order and shipping the product to the customer. Different information needs to be available at these three points and also needs to be transferred from one point to another. Web forms are one of the most exciting innovations of modern times. They allow the business to interact directly with clients, prospective customers and even the employees of the organisation. With the advent of web forms business workflows of organisations have changed drastically (Luke Wroblewski, 2008). The first effect of web forms has been the creation of a platform-independent environment for e-commerce. Business workflows is basically concerned about collecting of information which might be unstructured and then moving this information in a structured format to the back end where it can be used for information processing. Until the advent of web forms structured data was the purview of database applications and the unstructured information was collected through different tools (Raman, 2004). A key change which web forms have provided is that the data collected though front end tools no longer needs to be re-entered in to the data base to create relevant back-end information. Web forms such as X-forms can be structured in such a way that they can be integrated directly with the backend information storage. Web forms can also work on modern devices such as smart phones and handheld PDA’s in order to ensure that business is able to reach the customers at all times. Other advantage which web forms bring to the fore is that a person creating web forms does not need a lot of technical knowledge. Due to this the role of functional people in creation of web forms has
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