Alternate title: Why I never, ever, normally use a piece of sh*t code editor to build something I can myself in script/coding
Enter InfoPath 2003. It has sections that work like div tags, it has conditional scripting (powered by JS), and was pretty damn easy to build the bulk of the form.
And then I found out that M$ is full of @#%^ing, rage-inducing, monitor-destroying featureless design and only allows people with the software installed to view the bloody damn forms it makes!!!
OK, I say. It has to have a way to convert this to HTML/XML with a JS library. Oh HO HO, you know this is not true, it's MICROSOFT! They have this tool called a Downlevel tool. It supposedly converts the file to XML viewable via a browser. Except it doesn't. It converts it to XML code with no formatting or anything. I tried adding formatting to each of the files, and regardless which I choose, the form does not materialize.
So, all this to say two things:
1 - Anyone know anything about any of this who could shed some light on the how-to on this?
2 - My "time-saving" idea proves once again to always build sh*t yourself!