The File Extensions Database

.XFDL File Extension

  • Developer by: UWI
  • Category: Web Files
  • Format: XML

What is an .XFDL file?

.XFDL is XFDL File

Extensible Forms Description Language (XFDL) file that uses XML to describe a structured, legally-binding business form; contains business form data including layout, business transaction details, inline mathematical and conditional expressions, and digital signatures; addresses business transaction needs for non-repudiation, auditability, security, and preservation of context.

XFDL files were designed to create standardized and interchangeable business forms. They were adapted from the Universal Forms Description Language (UDFL) to include the XML format. They are used in business and government e-Commerce transactions.

NOTE: IBM acquired PureEdge Solutions, the developer of the PureEdge Viewer program. The United States Airforce has discontinued the use of the PureEdge Viewer software. You should use the Lotus Forms Viewer instead.

Programs that open XFDL File
IBM Lotus Forms Viewer
Microsoft Notepad

How to solve problems with XFDL files

  • Associate the XFDL file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any XFDL file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.XFDL files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the XFDL file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .XFDL is XFDL File. Because only the current version supports the latest XFDL file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the UWI manufacturer website after an available .XFDL is XFDL File update.
  • To make sure that your XFDL file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.