I know how to create a URL using defined (i.e. static named) views for a list/lib. I know that a URL can be created to specify filtering and sorting on a column of a view.
But can a URL itself actually specify which list columns to display?
This is done without creating a named view to specify the display of a list's columns and then referencing it in a URL. I know that a list's static/named view is specified in an ASPX file that itself specifies what columns are displayed, but can the URL basically modify & override that specification, and why can't a list be displayed without the use of an ASPX file? I am aware of the practical length limitation of the URL in SP (400 chars?) but I only want to indicate the display of 5 columns of the list.
The URL is generated from a web application.