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   RE: Posting Data Islands

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  • From: "Matthew Sergeant (EML)" <Matthew.Sergeant@eml.ericsson.se>
  • To: "'Owen Synge'" <owen.synge@meadowhouse.co.uk>, XML development <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 07 Jun 1999 11:43:58 +0200

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Owen Synge [SMTP:owen.synge@meadowhouse.co.uk]
> I have been looking at the microsoft web pages (even though at hart I am
> a linux user) for XML examples, unfortunately I am yet to work out what
> to do with data islands once I send them to the client. Can they send
> them back to my server, or can they save them to disk, please help, or
> if you know a URL to demo these facilitys with out useing active server
> pages I would be most pleased.
	Am I the only person that has come to the conclusion that XML Data
Islands are a really bad idea? I hope MS see it the same way, and deprecate
them in favour of namespaces instead.

	As an answer to your question, you have to do something with them in
Javascript (or heaven forbid: vbscript). I don't know the IE object model
well enough to know if you can save them to disk, but I'm sure you can
probably send them back to the server if you really want to.


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