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Chapter 1. Access 2002 for Access 97 and... > Data Access Pages Revisited

Data Access Pages Revisited

The objective of DAP is to provide Office applications—Access, Excel, and FrontPage—a means of quickly authoring interactive, data-bound Web pages with little or no programming. DAP rely on the OWC's Data Source Control (DSC) to bind other ActiveX Control objects on a page to a Jet or SQL Server database. DAP use a combination of XML, Dynamic HTML (DHTML), and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to generate Web pages that permit users to view and update data. IE 5.0+ is required to display DAP; when you open a page in Access 200x, IE's rendering engine displays the content from the page's .htm file.

Access 2000 introduced DAP version 1.0, which most Access developers agree wasn't “fully cooked” when released. DAP version 1.0 suffered from the following shortcomings:


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