Someone referenced the header/detail/footer concept and sort of linked
it with MFCU's etc.   I think it is merely a logical result of an order.  I
go to a 1000 companies and their order and invoice printouts would be
eminently similar, not because the programmer or management wants it
that way--but perhaps the customer likes to see a detail invoice and the
shipping company might need an address to ship to and the accounting 
department might like to receive the remittance at a certain address.

There are only so many ways to skin a cat--bigger knives--more cats--scald
then first--have more skinners-  start at the front or the rear-----but in
the end--u have a skinned cat.  You only need to do
it with quality and some degree of speed and customer satisfaction.

The old methods are not necesarrily bad and i have seen web pages with
lots of java that are so convoluted they would make a geezer barf.

IMHO the basic DP concepts are already extant.  What is needed are
far better tools to accomplish same--more standardization of data bases and
applications across platforms--major improvements in communications (an
earlier thread revealed the slip/ppp/ip address problem)

That is where the effort should be applied.

The geezer now shuts up



Bob Montague
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