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is VB.net web pages just ASP.net or XML?

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Sorry
Just trying to wrap my head around this one. I know that when we talk about
making web page out of VB.net we are talking about VB.net and ASP.net but
when I'm looking for a web server to host my application am I just looking
for a web server that will run XML? What do I need to know?
Nov 20 '05 #1
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all the server needs is the .net framework redist.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

that will install everything asp.net needs including any xml support.
"R Doornbosch" <NO****@youremail.com> wrote in message
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Sorry
Just trying to wrap my head around this one. I know that when we talk about making web page out of VB.net we are talking about VB.net and ASP.net but
when I'm looking for a web server to host my application am I just looking
for a web server that will run XML? What do I need to know?

Nov 20 '05 #2

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But is ASP.net or VB.net is it really XML running? or is XML something
totally different?
Nov 20 '05 #3

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XML is simply a mark up language, like HTML, except that XML provides format
for data instead of for display elements.

It is true that .Net uses xml extensively, but the .net framework, and
asp.net, are much more then just xml. You can think of xml as a database
that can store data in a simple, readable way. It allows the data to define
itself to a degree, and the data is completely cross platform; regardless of
OS, programming language, or network connectivity.

By comparison, asp.net is an environment you can use to develop applications
for use on the internet. This environment has some great support for using
xml, but you can use it without ever seeing or knowing a thing about xml.
When MS talks about how XML-centric asp.net and vb.net are, they are talking
about the fact that MS has integrated XML into the environment whenever it
made sense to do so, and has allowed the programmer to access that XML in a
variety of ways without much pain.

Hope that helps.

Kirk Graves
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But is ASP.net or VB.net is it really XML running? or is XML something
totally different?

Nov 20 '05 #4

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