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Platinum Edition Using XHTML™, XML, and Java™ 2 by Andrew H. Watt, Mike Morgan, Jim O'Donnell, Eric Ladd

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Putting It All Together: A Sample ColdFusion Application

This chapter has reviewed many of the basics of setting up and using ColdFusion and has shown you some short examples to illustrate various tags and how they work. To truly appreciate ColdFusion, however, you need to see it put to work over the course of several templates to create an integrated application. This final section of the chapter looks at how you can use ColdFusion to quickly put up a simple electronic storefront.

The storefront site is comprised of four templates. These are

  • index.cfm— This template initializes the user's shopping cart and presents a list of products to choose from.

  • itemdetail.cfm— After the user selects an item, this template presents the details about the selected ...

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