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From: Peter Brawley <pb@artfulsoftware.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 11:19:45 -0500
Message-ID: <4AD89D21.4020300@artfulsoftware.com>
Rimantas,

>How on Earth can you bookmark database table rows? Your database knows
>nothing where its rows go, the browser does not know where does HTML
>originates in: it may be DB, may be XML transformed via XSLT, may be static
>files on the server.

?! In a data-driven treeview, one node represents one table row.

PB

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Rimantas Liubertas wrote:
>> OK and for clarity's sake I'll again repeat framesets don't solve the
>> navigation problem, they just make it easier to solve than any other
>> available proved solution, and this wee problem is that browsers  own
>> bookmarks, database users own database table rows, so usually you shouldn't
>> bookmark database table rows, and much follows from that, therefore saying
>> server issues don't bear on this issue is IMO astonishingly & quite wrongly
>> blinkered.
>>     
>
> How on Earth can you bookmark database table rows? Your database knows
> nothing where its rows go, the browser does not know where does HTML
> originates in: it may be DB, may be XML transformed via XSLT, may be static
> files on the server.
>
> All you can bookmark is some URL. On the server there must be an
> application, which maps that particular URL to this particular database
> row, retrieves it, transforms it into HTML and sends to browser.
> This application then is the right place to solve that "bookmarking"
> problem.
> It starts to look like you are trying to solve server side problems
> (restricting access, of whatever denying bookmarking is supposed to solve)
> via client side. Not going to work.
>
> Regards,
> Rimantas
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