If you can be sure that your users are only running Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher, you can take advantage of Remote Data Services (RDS), now part of MDAC 2.x. Basically, RDS is a collection of COM objects that you can use to communicate with other COM objects via the HTTP protocol. Among other things, this enables you to invoke the methods of a COM object located on the Web server and establish a direct binding between tags on your page and fields of a recordset generated on the server. Invoking methods of a COM object on the server is one technique, but it is completely based on COM. Binding tags to recordset fields is an old technique known as data binding. This technology is now fully integrated into the RDS package.