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Programming Microsoft® Visual Basic® 6.0 by Francesco Balena

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Remote Data Services

In a previous example, I showed you how a DHTML application can use ADO to perform a search on an MDB database and display the results as a table in an HTML page. When creating real-world Internet applications, however, you obviously can't use the approach shown in that example because the database isn't local and you don't have a path to it.

Another problem that you must solve when a client communicates with a Web browser is that HTTP is a stateless protocol, which means that no information is retained between consecutive requests from the browser. This sharply contrasts with the ADO way of doing things, which in general expects that the client is always in touch with the data source, from its logon and until the connection ...

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