Writing Web-based Client Applications

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If you want to create Web-based clients for your multi-tiered database application, you must replace the client tier with a special Web application that acts simultaneously as a client to an application server and as a Web server application that is installed with a Web server on the same machine. This architecture is illustrated in the following figure.

Web-based multi-tiered database application

To build web applications, you can combine the multi-tiered database architecture with an ActiveX form to distribute the client application as an ActiveX control. This allows any browser that supports ActiveX to run your client application as an in-process server.

Warning: Your Web client application may look and act differently when viewed from different browsers. Test your application with the browsers you expect your end-users to use.