The author writes "Active Server Pages allow for the easy ability to create dynamic views of your data on a web server, but you can also create "static" documents on the server. This can be particularly useful if you wish to distribute your information on CD or in virtually any document form. This sample example will utilize a US state info db. After reading the contents of the db instead of writing output to the browser html text is written to the server on a file with the .xml file extension. By placing appropriate XML tags around the Db output the XML document that is created on the server than can be read by the browser or any appropriate means."
Since the inception of XML, many developers have wondered why they need XML and how they can use XML to their benefit. This article looks at some of the terminology that comes with using XML and its related technologies, as well as how to create and transform XML documents with ASP and XSL using Microsoft's MSXML parser.
This article shows how to use Internet Explorer's (IE's) modal dialog functionality to divide complex Extensible Markup Language (XML) data manipulation into simple, efficient, manageable units. To explain the technology, it uses the process of building an ice cream sundae as the example throughout this article.
This article examines how to use VBScript classes to transform XML documents for use in a Web application. It creates a handy class to perform a number of XML features, such as rendering XML information from an XSL stylesheet and returning plain XML data. This class encapsulates XML and XSL functionality, making it easier to display XML data in a number of ways.
This article shows how to create an XML document from a Recordset using the Microsoft XMLDOM object. It explains how to create a custom function that will take the contents of a Recordset and return a much friendly-on-the-eyes XML version. Once the ASP page calls this function and has, as a string, the XML structure, it can either save it to disk or write out the contents via Response.Write.
This article explains how to easily migrate HTML pages to XML using HTML Tidy and a COM Wrapper. It discusses a sample conversion of the bookmark file from HTML to XML and then into a browser-neutral tree view. Helpful for sites where a lot of information is maintained as flat HTML pages with their pages sharing similar structure. Supporting source code available for download.
This article presents an example of multiple binary file upload for Web applications using Extensible Markup Language (XML) technology, without the typical limitation of traditional file upload processing. It describes how to use Microsoft XML Parser 3.0 (MSXML) and ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) Stream objects for a new upload strategy with several benefits. No custom ASP components are required.
RSS files can be generated using Active Server Pages (ASP). It is OK for an RSS file to have a .asp suffix. In this example an RSS 0.91 file is generated, but it could easily be applied to other RSS versions. Similarly in this case the site stores its articles in a Microsoft Access database, but the database connection could be changed to reflect a Microsoft SQL Server database.
The XML data island in IE 5.x provides a simple and convenient way to dynamically alter the content of a Web page using data stored either locally or remotely in XML format. This article demonstrates how to change the data content of your Web application pages client side through the use of DHTML events and dynamic data binding with XML island DSOs, and helps you decide in what format the XML should be saved.