The simple XSF output does not contain any layout information. It is simply a data format that reflects the contents of the form. Therefore, a Web browser displays only the hierarchical structure of an XSF output. However, you can use SAP Smart Forms to transform XSF output to HTML. You can then integrate this HTML output into your Internet application in order to complete your business processes via electronic media rather then using printed mail. If you display a form in HTML format, you call this form an interactive web form or simply a web form (see:Web Forms for Internet Applications).
Output in HTML format includes additional output:
SAP Smart Forms uses an XSLT program to transform XSF output to HTML. Even though you can access XSF output when creating HTML output, you can use only HTML output, into which the CSS stylesheet is automatically embedded, for the display. SAP Smart Forms passes these types of output in tables at the form interface.
You know how toactivate XSF output dynamically. In contrast to the exclusive output of XSF (without HTML), SAP Smart Forms returns HTML only as a table.
Statically Activating XDF Output in the Form
You can overrule the static setting when youcall the Smart Form.
Dynamically Activating HTML Output in the Form
For HTML output, SAP Smart Forms returns a number of structures and tables:
For more information on how to integrate Web forms into Internet applications, see toIntegration in BSP Applications.