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Chapter 18. Designing Data Access Pages > In the Real World—Are DAP Ready for P...

In the Real World—Are DAP Ready for Prime Time?

Data Access Pages are a representation of fledgling technology that's dependent on immature standards. Nonetheless, DAP and related forms-based XML data access architectures have an excellent chance for short-term success in intranet environments and longer-term adoption as an Internet standard or pseudo-standard. The reputed Chinese curse, "May you lead an interesting life," is apt; the architecture of DAP and Microsoft's implementation of the DAP Designer qualify as interesting technology. The major end-user and developer issues with DAP, other than the vicissitudes of version 1.0 of the DAP Designer, are:

  1. DAP are suited only for intranets because they involve Microsoft proprietary technology.

  2. DAP require end users (consumers) to have Office 2000 client licenses, regardless of whether the client PCs run members of the Office 2000 suite.


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