In this chapter we've looked at how Access can be used to interface to the Internet. The rise of the Internet has meant that more and more people are creating web sites and learning new technologies, such as HTML, ASP, and so on. To make a web site dynamic it must be driven by data, and the ease of using Access has fueled the desire for people to know Access.
What we've covered are the major areas where Access can be used in this respect, notably:
The use of XML to both import and export data and schema
The various types of Internet document that you can create when exporting data from Access
The use of Data Access Pages primarily for Intranet as opposed to Internet use
This really is only the tip of the iceberg as far as Internet and data go, but to delve further you'll need to study an Internet book. The next topic we're going to look at is how to optimize your code, and put those finishing touches to your database to make sure everything is as polished as possible.