There is no one who can deny the pervasive nature of the Internet, and whether you love it or loathe it, there's no doubt it will be with us for a long time to come. It has already proven to be an important tool for many businesses and there are a great many ways in which it can aid your work practices. In many organizations one of the requirements when working with databases is to make that data available via a web browser, and given the growth of the Internet this development of database interfacing with the browser will continue to expand.
In Chapter 14, we saw how e-mail can easily be integrated into Access applications, easing communications and improving the ordering system via automation. Now we need to look at the other features of Access that can integrate with the Internet.
In particular we are going to look at:
How to publish data to an Intranet using Data Access Pages
Using XML to export both Data and Schema
How to publish your data using Active Server Pages
Using Hyperlinks within Microsoft Access