how 2 return xml dataset to non-.NET users, formatted in a table?

Discussion in 'ASP .Net Web Services' started by Jason Shohet, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. Jason Shohet

    Jason Shohet Guest

    We have some services that return datasets. In asp.net datagrids they look
    fine. But we have external users that want to use these same web services
    from a GET, because they do not have a web-service enabled platform. The
    returned dataset appears as straight XML to them (ugly), and they would like
    a way to see it fomatted in a table.

    Theoretically they could save the XML to a file, have an XSL page format it.
    But this requires a step for a programmer to do this, every time they call
    the service. They have a web application with framesets, and when they call
    our web service with a GET, they want the result to appear in their frame
    already formatted! I am wondering if the only way to do this is via some
    middleware, ie, BizTalk etc? I'm at a loss.

    Thanks,
    Jason Shohet
    Jason Shohet, Sep 3, 2003
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  2. Jason Shohet

    jason Guest

    But this has to be in an automated fashion. Nobody here is going to
    save each dataset that comes back from the service as XML, work on it
    to make it look nice in XSL and send it to the consumer of the
    service. There's no way to automate this process?



    > > Theoretically they could save the XML to a file, have an XSL page format

    > it.
    >
    > In the above, replace "they" with "I," and you have your answer. :)
    >
    >
    > " Jason Shohet" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > We have some services that return datasets. In asp.net datagrids they

    > look
    > > fine. But we have external users that want to use these same web

    > services
    > > from a GET, because they do not have a web-service enabled platform. The
    > > returned dataset appears as straight XML to them (ugly), and they would

    > like
    > > a way to see it fomatted in a table.
    > >
    > > Theoretically they could save the XML to a file, have an XSL page format

    > it.
    > > But this requires a step for a programmer to do this, every time they call
    > > the service. They have a web application with framesets, and when they

    > call
    > > our web service with a GET, they want the result to appear in their frame
    > > already formatted! I am wondering if the only way to do this is via some
    > > middleware, ie, BizTalk etc? I'm at a loss.
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Jason Shohet
    > >
    > >
    jason, Sep 30, 2003
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