Building a client-side product configurator in XML
Recently, we have got a business requirement to convert a product configurator
from dynamic server side ASP - querying a SQL dbase - to a configurator that
can run off a CD.
Perfect I thought a chance to use XML - bacause on the CD we can contsrain
the browser type & have full control over the client environement !
So far I have worked out how to dump out SQL data tables to XML files that
could be stored on the CD.
I have also worked out how to do simple scripting with the data - using data
However, I am now running at the limits of my understanding. Can anyone help?
To explain further, the website version of the product configurator currently
Option 1 = select a type of product. This is the core family of products
Option 2 = select an appropriate child option. Note: the choices available
here are constrained by the selection of option1
user selects etc.
[Thus, in many ways it is like configuring a car - Volvo - estate - 2.4 diesel
- green etc. etc.]
In the online version we use form posting and active re-querying of the SQL
tables based on user input.
So, my question is how could I emulate this on the offline CD version.
Any pointers you can provide, links to sites that may explain how to do this
[with examples] would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks & happy Christmas
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