Defining Sources of Dynamic Content
Dynamic websites require a data source from which to retrieve and display dynamic content. Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 lets you use databases, request variables, URL variables, server variables, form variables, stored procedures, and other sources of dynamic content. Depending on the data source, you can either retrieve new content to satisfy a request, or modify the page to meet the needs of users.
This chapter describes the procedures for defining both databases and variables as sources of dynamic content. To learn more about the technologies discussed in this chapter, see HTML and web technologies resources.
This chapter contains the following sections:
About dynamic content sources
Defining a recordset
Defining URL parameters
Defining form parameters
Defining session variables
Defining application variables for ASP and ColdFusion
Using a variable as a data source for a ColdFusion recordset
Defining server variables
Caching content sources
Changing or deleting content sources
Copying a recordset from one page to another page