Available data views for a SharePoint list

In order to look at the data view in the browser, the handler »xml.ashx« is available. This can, similarly to »page.ashx« or »preview.ashx« for the web page preview, be called on any data object.

Each SharePoint list can be looked at under the following data views:

Data view Short description
meta Supplies structural information on a list
children Recursively lists all list entries of a list
settings Lists the permitted ContentTypes and their column types.