Edit page content (html...to...asp)

I want to have:

- links.asp (displays info from data.xml)
- edit.asp (to edit data.xml)
- data.xml

links.asp has some div tags, ul tags (each with a few li). This page gets some ul and li tags texts from data.xml to displays.

If this is practical, could you please give me a simple ul with few items in data.xml to be displayed on links.asp. Also edit.asp to edit data.xml content via a few text boxes on it.

If this is not practical, then what is a better approach? Could use vs 2010.

Thank you.
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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperAsked:
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
I would start with data.asp that was delimited.  In this case, you can use the CR LF. Your data.asp page would
one.asp
two.asp
three.asp

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The edit.asp would use file systemobject to read the text file http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/faq/FileSystemObject/faq2.shtml and http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/faq/FileSystemObject/faq3.shtm

Please note, this code is for sample only. I have not tested it and you should always scrub your data before writing and I have not done that here.  
Dim objFSO
Set objFSO = Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
const strFileName = "D:\webroot\data.asp"
Dim objTextStream

'-------------------- for writing to the file --------------------------------
if request.form("links")<>"" then

Set objTextStream = objFSO.OpenTextFile("C:\SomeFile.txt", fsoForWriting, True)

'Display the contents of the text file
objTextStream.WriteLine request.form("links")

'Close the file and clean up
objTextStream.Close
Set objTextStream = Nothing
end if
'--------------------------------------------------------------


'************* For displaying in text area *****************

const fsoForReading = 1

If objFSO.FileExists("D:\webroot\data.asp") then
	'The file exists, so open it and output its contents
	Set objTextStream = objFSO.OpenTextFile(strFileName, fsoForReading)
	Response.Write "<textarea name=""links"">" & objTextStream.ReadAll & "</textarea>"
	objTextStream.Close
	Set objTextStream = Nothing
Else
	'The file did not exist
	Response.Write strFileName & " was not found."
End If

'******************************
'Clean up
Set objFSO = Nothing

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And you can see how you in your links.asp you can use fso to write the data just as I have done in the textarea. I do think it would be easier to use a database though.
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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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