Applications that use Style Sheets for Client Side Processing
XML Style Sheets provide one relatively simple approach to sending reports to or requesting data from various devices. "Round trips" can be avoided by client-side processing. Here are three applications to consider.
1. Viewing Data - Create XML data. Send it
to browser with a style sheet based on the browser.
2. Viewing Data in multiple ways - Add additional style sheets and/or relatively simple scripts.
3. Submitting or updating data – Add standard scripts for tasks like resetting data and submitting data.
Of course, all applications should include appropriate security, such as password and data encryption.
I have limited experience with style
sheets, but I have a curiosity for new technology. So I built a sample of application #3 (without submitting data)
using XSL and the XML Data Source Object (XML DSO). It is based on
information from a Microsoft web page in 1999 and runs entirely on the
client. Currently, it requires IE 4.0 or later to work properly.
If you would like to run the sample click here. If you are running Netscape, you will probably see the first screen below, since Netscape 6.2 does not load my XML data. However, if you are running IE, everything should work; the second screen should appear, and you will be able to enter, sort, and reset data entirely on the client.
Using Netscape: THIS IS ONLY A GRAPHIC. To run the sample, click above.
Using IE: THIS IS ONLY A GRAPHIC. To run the sample, click above.
The above links are to the newest version of this application that I placed on AngelFire.com. If AngelFire is down, try running my original version on Tripod.com by clicking here.