RE: database-driven html pages
I can, "in spades" vouch for what Ann says.
In the interests of even-handedness, however, those of you on the NT
platform, should look seriously at Gibraltar - Microsoft's Internet
Information Server. The combination of the "httpodbc.dll" that ships with
it, the ".idc & .htx" file types associated with this powerful dll, lead to
total bypassing of the need for "lowest common-denominator "cgi"; and if
you obtain the Sweeper SDK and use the "alpha Internet Explorer 3.0" which
is an "OLE container". Couple this with the soon to be merging of Gibraltar
and Exchange - via a "WWW Connector" being incorporated into Exchange -
Then you have the makings of a "truly abstracted (from the end-user's
perspective) powerful system" All be-it, somewhat less than robust, at this
point in time, due to the combination being a "work under construction" <G>
Les Chapman mostly a gopher at odtaa and asker of at least half-remarkable
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +64-3-343-3314 Fax:
"aibohphobia - fear of palindromes?" "Be Alert - for we
need more of them!"
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From: Ann Lynnworth[SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, 20 January 1996 05:08
Subject: database-driven html pages
we've been doing this for months and months! on windows NT, so I don't know
whether anyone on this list will care, but if you do, check out:
we have a complete html authoring system combined with a cgi framework that
makes it absolutely easy to publish from any windows desktop or
client/server database system.
fact sheet is available by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
we've gone a few steps past just eliminating 1000s of static pages.
CEO, HREF Tools Corp.
Santa Rosa, CA