Yeah this XML/XSLT stuff is designed to give a serious
seperation of concerns in the web development envirion.
The approach has been taken to the nth by the cocoon project
from apache http://cocoon.apache.org but that may be over kill for
what you are at.
If you go for an SQLXML/XSLT approach give me
a shout off list if you need any assistance on
awhalley at vodafone.ie
From: Paul Mooney
Sent: 13 July 2004 12:16
To: Anton Whalley
Subject: FW: AntonWhalley at RCPI.IE - Email found in subject - Re: [ILUG]
RE it must exist
From: John P. Looney [mailto:valen at tuatha.org]
Sent: 13 July 2004 12:03
To: Anton Whalley
Cc: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: AntonWhalley at RCPI.IE - Email found in subject - Re: [ILUG] RE
it must exist
On Tue, Jul 13, 2004 at 11:20:59AM +0100, Anton Whalley mentioned:
> You could try
>http://codegeneration.net/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=19>> IMHO these yokes can be a little dangerous.
> You need to be clear about your intentions with the app.
>> If you are going to fire and forget the app then they are great but in most
> scenarios whatever you generate often needs extending and there is a risk that you
> then have to start ploughing through someone's concept of a
> 4GL to modify the functionality which in turn means that you waste more time than
> you originally anticipated.
>> If you are using an SQL Server 2000 a quick fix would be to use the xml functionality
> and put a XSLT in front of it. You could alias your fields to tell the sheet what
> to do with the data.
Hmm. Mad, I didn't think it could do that. But yes, I'm looking for
something that'll keep code and data structure separate. So, I can add new
fields, and never have to change the code.
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