• Subject: Re: No 5250-based applications
  • From: "Nathan M. Andelin" <nathanma@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 23:03:53 -0600

> From: "John Taylor" <john.taylor@telusplanet.net>

> I wouldn't say that it's equivalent. The 5250 version begins
> with a list display, which lets you compare data between items.
> That's a very useful type of display in the business world. You
>didn't duplicate that in the web version.

Take a closer look, John.  The list is in the left-hand frame of the screen.
By functionally equivalent, I didn't mean exactly the same.  But both
programs offer a browse list with page up, page down, and Goto (only record
key in the Web list, but that could easily be extended, if needed).  And
there's record display, add, modify, delete, and copy functions in both.

> This particular example lends itself to a stateless connection though.
Have
> you done something more complex that involves multiple panels where the
user
> has to follow a particular sequence?

A dialog?  Good question.  Yes, but nothing really complex yet.  I currently
use a "session" component to track state.  I have a project in the queue
where client state over multiple pages will play a big role.

>I can see where your web version could easily be tweaked
>to result in an improvement over the 5250 display, but it still
>wouldn't be as good as a rich client GUI. Or could it????

Maybe not.  But a Web based application is a ton easier to deploy.  No
desktop installation.

Nathan.


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