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



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I suggest posting your web app issues over on the WEB-400 list and seeing
if you can fix those instead of trying to goto a green screen.
http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/web400

While you'll never get 5250 response out of a web app, you should be able
to get 1-2 seconds for a local app.

Charles



On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 4:14 PM, Sarah Kemp <Sarah@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I am actually converting an application I already wrote for the web to
green screen >.<
Currently my users are switching back and forth between my web app and the
bulk of our business operations which take place on the green screen.

If my web page load times could compete with the nearly instant changeover
in the 5250 emulator I might have a leg to stand on, but between the longer
load time and the lack of persistent session (and file locks) I don't think
I can compete with the existing system.

We still have RPGII rolling around this system and all new development
(aside from what I am working on) is in RPG/400. I am trying to convince
our main programmer that RPGIV is worth using.

Thanks,
Sarah


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Booth Martin
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 1:00 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Common Display File (Header + File-level Keywords)

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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