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Re: Common Display File (Header + File-level Keywords)



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The same energy you will need to fake the green screen into thinking it is modern can be pointed in another direction. A direction that many of us wish we were smart enough to go.

This a good, rock-solid platform. Why not use the platform and scrap the 5250 solutions? Go straight to the web browser solutions for your casual users? It is a learning curve, but unless I am way off base, it is doable for someone who understand the browser world.

I ventured into it with an "ice cream project" on my web site, but I just am not smart enough to go very far with it.


On 1/29/2014 10:05 AM, Sarah Kemp wrote:
It's true I'm coming from a web background. I can't remember the last time I made a page that was actually all located in one file so I am trying to get these green screens working with the same flexibility. I'm looking for a combination of CSS and a PHP (or ASP) 'include', which just grabs the header file (which could have standard config, output, and style information) and adds it to the page. I am ok with this 'grab' being at compile time rather than runtime, but I really don't like the idea of just having a template that I copy and paste into each new screen... what if something changes?

I'm really struggling with the limitations of DDS. I did see this preprocessor: http://rpglanguage.biz/copybook.html. Not being very familiar with iSeries terminology, it sounds like it might be capable of allowing a /COPY in my DDS. Has anyone had any experience with something like this?

Thanks,
Sarah







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