How You ll Use Pages

How You'll Use Pages

The technology that produces these objects is impressive. Imagine creating a Web page with just a few clicks! On the other hand, that same technology is somewhat limited:

  • You can view the page object only in Internet Explorer 5 and later.

  • You must publish a page on a Microsoft server. Specifically, you must have Internet Information Server (IIS) 4 or later if you want to share the page and data with others across the Internet. You can use a page on your own system, if you want, without IIS.

  • The client PC (the PC with the Web browser) must have an Office license to interact with a page object. Without that license, you can still view the page but you can't interact with it. If you're just publishing static data via a page, this limitation won't really matter.

  • Pages run on Microsoft Script, a complex scripting language. Consequently, page objects are hard to automate and modify. If the wizard does a good job of creating what you need, this limitation probably won't have much impact on you.

The technology provides a great tool for creating and implementing dynamic data using your Web browser. More than likely, you'll use the page object to share data on an intranet. Or, you can use the page object to create a quick mock-up or prototype of a Web page during the design and development process.

The Absolute Minimum

The Access page object might be your first step toward Web development. The technology involved is impressive and complex. There's a lot going on behind the scenes, and we can't begin to cover it all in this short chapter. This chapter introduced you to the page object, and you learned the following:

  • How to create a page using a wizard or design view

  • The differences between a page and the similar form and report objects

  • How to launch a page in a browser and make changes to the connected database

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Office Access 2003
Absolute Beginners Guide to Microsoft Office Access 2003
ISBN: 0789729407
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 124

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