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    Best way to display data on a page?

    Hi,

    I'm creating my first web page that has to pull data from three different databases sources (Mumps, Informix, and Oracle).

    Can someone tell me what is the best way to display data on a page, based on today's standards?

    Not sure if I should use TABLES, CSS, Crystal reports etc.. or is there some other method available.

    My development tools here in the office are Java or .Net. and Crystal Reports 10. This page will only be used by myself and a co-worker to help trouble shoot issues with our systems.


    Thanks.

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    I feel that DIVs with CSS will suffice for most needs, and would also consider it the standard. Tables can work too, just don't get too comfortable with them.

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    A table of data should be displayed in a table - that's exactly what tables were invented for. Just because some people abuse tables for overall page layout does NOT mean you should avoid them for displaying data. Get VERY comfortable with them if you are displaying rows of data!


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