This month's meeting is based on an article published in the June 2002 issue of
Java Solutions, a bimonthly supplement to the
C/C++ Users Journal.
Dynamically building HTML or XML documents can be tedious due to the necessary string building used for obtaining data from a data source such as a database.
Hard-coded values, such as database tables or fields, bind the application to those values, and changing those values usually requires a recompile, retest, and redeploy of the application.
DocumentBuilder eliminates that dependency, and is based on a concept that merges a document template with data to produce something useful.
Field codes are placed within a specific template, and
DocumentBuilder replaces the codes with data.
The article describes three implementations of
We will concentrate primarily on
ResultSetDocumentBuilder as we will review an application using an Access or SQL Server 7 database for dynamically building HTML and XML documents.