Starting in Internet Explorer 4, Microsoft has included an XML DSO expressly designed to be used with XML. This DSO is a little odd because it's not internal to Internet Explorer; instead, it's implemented as a Java applet. You can embed this applet in a page and create an XML DSO like this with the HTML <APPLET> element:
<APPLET CODE="com.ms.xml.dso.XMLDSO.class" ID="IDNAME" WIDTH="0" HEIGHT="0" MAYSCRIPT="true"> <PARAM NAME="URL" VALUE="XMLPageURL"> </APPLET>
Here, you pass the URL of the XML document as a parameter to the XML DSO applet, using the <PARAM> element; you give this DSO a name with the <APPLET> ID attribute.
In the next example, I'll put the XML DSO to work, connecting it to ch08_03.xml ...