HTML5 forms is a new capability in Adobe Experience Manager 6.0 (AEM 6.0) software that offers rendering of XFA form templates in HTML5 format. This capability enables the rendering of forms on mobile devices and desktop browsers on which XFA-based PDF is not supported. HTML5 forms not only supports the existing capabilities of XFA form templates but also adds new capabilities, such as scribble signature, for mobile devices.
HTML5 forms generates documents based on standard HTML5 constructs. You can view HTML5 forms in all modern browsers that support HTML5. It does not require installing any additional browser plug-ins for the browsers. For more information about supported browsers, see Supported client platforms.
Form developers can use an XFA template to render forms in PDF and HTML5 formats. This capability is beneficial in scenarios where you have a large set of XFA forms that require minimal changes to adapt to HTML5 forms design practices. You can render the existing XFA forms to HTML5 to target various devices where XFA-based PDF is not yet supported.
AEM also provides a unified view for listing and managing all form templates using AEM Forms UI. You can activate, deactivate, publish, and preview forms. For more information, see Introduction to managing forms.