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Applied XML Programming for Microsoft® .NET by Dino Esposito

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Conclusion

Using XML data islands to import sensitive data into HTML pages is a technique that deserves further investigation. Creating XML data islands is easier with ASP.NET but was not rocket science even prior to the advent of the .NET Framework. Accessing the contents of a data island on the client is still based on Javascript code, and therefore is not a feature that has been affected by the .NET Framework. So what’s the problem with using XML and the .NET Framework on the client?

The .NET Framework classes provide a far richer object model that has a lot to offer in terms of XML data manipulation, as we saw in Chapter 8, Chapter 9, and Chapter 10. Exploiting this bounty of functions on the client is possible thanks to the browser-deployable ...

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