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Accessing Domino data from an IIS Web server?

We have recently been asked by a client if it is possible to output information stored in a Lotus Domino DB to a Web page. We are guessing that they have a great deal of info stored in some kind of DB which they wish to add to their Web site, which we build and host. The Web site is hosted on IIS 5.0.
The short answer to your question, "Can I access Domino data from an IIS Web server?" is a resounding YES! The easiest and most straightforward way to accomplish this is to setup links that point directly to your customers Domino server containing Web-enabled pages, views and forms. If the customers server is behind a firewall then you could replicate just the data that should be exposed to a server that sites outside the firewall and create links to it. Optionally, you could also run the Domino server within IIS. (See http://www.lotus.com/ldd for all the details on this.) I should also note here that Domino is a far superior web server when compared to IIS, which is a rather "dumb" HTML renderer.

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