Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 09:05:55 -0700 Message-Id: <firstname.lastname@example.org> From: Michael_McCulley@corp.dialog.com (Michael McCulley) Subject: (fwd) Announce: New s/w makes it easy to develop dynamic... To: email@example.com The recent discussion of "hidden" HTML coding reminded me of this item, lurking in my files from the newsgroup noted. I haven't checked it out, but it seems to offer some solutions for this type of application. I'd be curious if anyone has worked yet with W3MAGIC(tm). Best, P. Michael McCulley, Webmaster Knight-Ridder Information, Inc. ______________________________ Forward Header __________________________________ Subject: (fwd) Announce: New s/w makes it easy to develop dynamic pag Date: 10/04/1995 23:12 ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Mon, 28 Aug 1995 23:53:55 -0700 Newgroups: comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Alan Weiner) Newsgroups: comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix Subject: Announce: New s/w makes it easy to develop dynamic pages and WWW MIS Date: 28 Aug 1995 05:48:29 GMT Organization: GRYPHON Microproducts Lines: 47 Developing eye-catching pages, creative storefronts and comprehensive MIS systems on the WWW just became simple! HTML lets publishers design pages on the World Wide Web. However, it didn't prov ide the tools to develop management information systems -- until now. Gryphon Microproducts is preparing to release W3MAGIC(tm), its MIS creation tool for the World Wide Web. W3MAGIC(tm) is a programming language that adds over 100 new high-level ta gs and functions to HTML, from animation and dynamic buttons to counters and user logs. It allows developers to protect their data AND CODE by encrypting it. Encrypted code can be executed just like n ormal HTML, but appears unintelligable when copied. The new language works with ALL browsers; in fact, with W3MAGIC(tm), a single HTML page can adapt itself to different browsers. W3MAGIC( tm) also automatically handles important jobs like form processing and data validation. With W3MAGIC(tm), it's easy to make pages stand out with special effects like ani mation, wipes, fades and pushes. It also lets web publishers gather valuable statistical information about visitors to their page, including counters and user identification by country, originating link, browser type and pages accessed. It can display random text, random GIFs and dynamically generated graphs, and can perform table lookups. W3MAGIC(tm) has special features for shopping/storefront-type operation s. There are tags to place merchandise into a virtual shopping cart, put things back, review selected items, and take your "cart" to other servers for secure processing Form development and processing is another area facilitated by W3MAGIC(tm). Deve lopers can use the language to define various types of data, including integer, floating point, date , character, and logical fields. It easily handles modifiers like "required" (to specifiy that a field mu st be entered), "range" (to specify the minimum and maximum data value allowed), and "valid" (to specify vali dation criterion). Data can be directed to ASCII-files, sent by e-mail, and in some versions, writte n directly into databases. There are also features such as variables, templates, subroutines, page-diagnosti cs, and conditional logic which which simplify system design and maintenance -- all in HTML. The W3MAGIC(tm) page has a number of sample programs all written using W3MAGIC(tm ) tags including an interactive hexidecimal color calculator with color names, a game de monstrating dynamic image mapping, a sample shopping-cart application, a chat-room, a real-time log viewer, and some interesting animation effects... Check it out at: http://www.clark.net/pub/alweiner/cgi-bin/homepage.cgi?w3magic or http://www.digiweb.com/~alweiner/cgi-bin/homepage.cgi?w3magic or http://www.fox.net/~w3magic/ (after Sept 18th) W3MAGIC(tm) will cost $399 starting October 1, 1995. As a special promotional i ncentive, prepaid orders received before October 1st will cost $199. Visa and Mastercard accepted. W3MAGIC(tm) is available for Solaris, Sun, PC Linux, BSDI Unix, AIX, BSDI, FreeBSD, and Novell U nix. An account with cgi-bin access is required to use this product. You can reach us by email at email@example.com.