[IRCServices Coding] Re: IRCServices-Coding digest, Vol 1 #185 - 2 msgs
aragon at phat.za.net
Fri Jul 5 22:21:06 PDT 2002
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| [ 2002-07-06 04:32 +0200 ]
> Ok... As you may have guessed already.. im not the best at this
> stuff. When we download the db from /dbaccess/xml-export/ that is the
> file we are getting.
> <?xml version="1.0" ?>
> - <ircservices-db>
> - <constants>
> I'm really kind of lost. I know nothing about style sheets or any of
> this. Can you tell me exactly what I need to do to view that.. as a
> table i guess(im guessing that it is supposed to be viewed in a
For starters, I think it should be said that XML is intended as a standard
format for representing data. I guess you could think of it as a CSV file on
steroids. Another headache Micrsoft will probably try stamp out :).
With that said, opening the above in any XML viewer should present something
similar to the code (or a tree view of sorts). Simply because that's all it
is in its current form - raw data.
I haven't had a look at ircservices' XML stuff yet, but if I get a chance
this weekend I'll see if I can play around with a basic XSL stylesheet to
demonstrate what can be done with the data. Could you possibly forward me copy of
your database if it's not overly big (and not private)?