Chapter 9. Creating and Consuming Diverse Data

In This Chapter

  • Putting syndicated RSS feeds on a page

  • Using the XmlDataSource and DataList controls

  • Adding style to XML data

  • Shaking the daylight out of TimeZoneInfo

  • Creating Web and WCF services

Web-based data doesn't just come from Microsoft SQL Server. Data exists as blog feeds in RSS, as bits and bytes in Access databases, as XML markup, and even embedded in HTML tags.

One attraction of XML is that you can massage it to suit your needs, as you see in this chapter. What's more, by delivering XML content with a Web service, you go a long way to breaking down data silos and incompatibilities.

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