Ray Hunter

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Ron,
What helped me out is that I bought an XML book on how to design web sites using xml. I read the book and set it down for a month or two.
What really helped me out was the free tutorials on xml found on the net. Then I supplemented that information with the xml book that I bought. Needless to say that you should probably stay clear of "XML for dummies".
One book that I really like is "Java and XML". I suggest looking at many different types and find the one that you feel will help you the most.
-Ray
PS. Since Kevin Williams is online and has written a book on XML, I would suggest asking him some questions regarding his book.
[This message has been edited by Ray Hunter (edited January 23, 2001).]
So what you are saying is that xml is mainly used for presenting data over multiple types of formats.
Then, what I can do is create the xml page and have multiple xslt pages for presenting that data ( i.e. html, wml, etc. ).

My next question -> Does xml have features for LDAP servers?

-Ray
I think that the best thing to do is search around for some that might fit your style and specifications.
However, I think that you will probably want to creat you own will implementing various features of other DTDs.
Dear Kevin:
What are some of the benefits of using xml with database connectivity?
I currently use php and java for accessing and manipulating database information.
A scenario that I have is that I want to create multiple xml file that contain dynamic information, however I want to use the powers of xml and xsl (or even xslt) to format and display the information. Does xml have powerful database connectivity like php or java?

-Ray
I think that the support of schemas by most parsers are up to the standard. I personally have not come across a parser that does not support schemas.
Then again I do not use many different parsers.
There are some really great tools out their that have xml parsers and everything. One ide that I like to use is XML Spy which gives me a great environment to work with and especially the ability to work with multiple files for the internet, like these types of files:
xml
xsd
xsl
xslt
xdr
svg
smil
wml
rdf
xhtml
html
just to name a few.
I also use winedit and textpad. I get to create certain parsing files to use with them.

-Ray
Another great web site that I like to use is ibm's site with all of their tutorials.
visit: http://www.ibm.com/developer/xml/

WebMonkey is another great site: http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/authoring/xml/

XML.com is another great site: http://www.xml.com

There are so many great sites out there!!!
-Ray
Angela Jessi:
I think the best way for explaining this is by visiting netscapes development pages and review the javaScript API's for both client and server.
Client-side JavaScript is used many ways in browsers; whereas, Server-side JavaScript "you can create dynamic HTML pages that process user input and maintain persistent data using special objects, files, and relational databases. Through Java LiveConnect functionality, you can let Java and JavaScript code communicate with each other. From JavaScript, you can instantiate Java objects and access their public methods and fields. From Java, you can access JavaScript objects, properties, and methods."
-above quote from JavaScript Documentation http://developer.netscape.com/docs/manuals/index.html
Check out the above url, it has tons of information.
~Ray
The best way that I have used for printing functions is by using XML and XSLT for specifications for application printing.
This might be an option for you to look into.
Java supports XML and XSLT.
~Ray
Kavita Ghia:
There is a way to have the same page come with no statusbar, titlebar, ect.; however, there are many complications.
Let me try to explain. For some reason you are trying to control a window that is already being used. For this reason you need to access a function called:
netscape.security.PrivilegeManager.enablePrivilege("UniversalBrowserWrite");
This is the exact function that you will want to use. However, here comes the complicated part...
You need to have a jar file that will creates an object for security. This is called an OBJECT-SIGNING CERTIFICATE. You need a tool to create this certificate. It is called an object-signing tool.
Once you create the jar file then you can use the code from below:
<script language="javascript" archive="myJar.jar" id="1">
<!--
function noSee()
{
netscape.security.PrivilegeManager.enablePrivilege("UniversalBrowserWrite");
self.menubar.visible=false;
self.toolbar.visible=false;
self.locationbar.visible=false;
self.personalbar.visible=false;
self.scrollbars.visible=false;
self.statusbar.visible=false;
}
-->
</script>
Where you have 'archive="myJar.jar" ' is how you call the jar file.
Once you have all these components down then you will be able to have the results that you are looking for.

Hope this helps.
~Ray
Here is some code that will help you with this problem in Netscape. I use CSS to solve this. Here is some really basic code.
<style type="text/css">
body{
margin-bottom : 0px;
margin-left : 0px;
margin-right : 0px;
margin-top : 0px;
}
</style>

I use a back style tag with the body element and the margin attributes.
Hope this helps you out.
Ray
IE 5.5 tends to be on the ball with conforming to the W3C standards on CSS2 and DOM. Netscape 4.7 tends to not fully support CSS2 and DOM.
What I tend to do is create various sites based on the browser that is being used by the client. Actually, I do not have completely different sites, I use different CSS files based on the browsers.
I like to always check for the browser and based on the browser I will do things different.
Netscape 6 tends to comply with many features of CSS2 and DOM; however, there are many bugs in the browser.
Yes, if you are calling JS files from outside the page then they are being stored in the cache and they are being called from cache whenever they are on the client computer.
However there are some draw backs to JDBC. Some might be speed. When you are connecting to a database the first thing to do is find out how many hit the page will have and about how many queries will be expected.
Sometimes java is better to use on a site that gets more hits then another.
Sometimes you can use other languages that will be faster. It is all relative to the site.
Many times I use PHP to interface with an Oracle database or Postgres database.
On the sites that use PHP, jdbc was slower.
RMI would be another option to look into.
Hope that answers some questions.

Ray
You may also want to check out the new Netscape version 6.0 and see if that works with your Javascript.
I had many problems with NN version 4.0 and 4.7 so I switched to version 6.0 which helped a great deal.
If you are creating this site for users that will probably use NN 4.7 then what I do is have a Java script that directs them to pages especially for NN 4.7. Sometimes it is time consuming to write other pages; however, in the long run it works for me.
Just another option.