Microsoft moves ahead on Xdocs - Tech News - CNET.com "... InfoPath also runs counter to XForms, an XML-based electronic forms standard being developed by the World Wide Web Consortium, the group charged with setting industry standards for Web functions.
Moore said Microsoft decided to use the Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) standard--as opposed to XForms--to govern how XML data is presented in InfoPath. Moore said XSLT, which defines how to transform one XML form into another, offered a more flexible way to display data. That's critical in ensuring InfoPath forms can be used by ordinary office workers, he said.
"It lets us display something that's more like a document, something that's more like rich text," he said."