• Subject: Re: No 5250-based applications
  • From: rob@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 10:51:44 -0500


And you get into the same problem that you have with C/S.  Distributing the
client out to everywhere.

Rob Berendt

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I just had a wild thought ...

What if someone gutted the Netscape browser (it's open source) and
tweaked it to override it's F key usage and shortcuts, removed the X
button, removed the back button, etc. but still left it's display
formatting capabilities?

The user starts their favorite browser, picks a URL to log on to the
AS/400, that URL points to a file with a special type (eiml? eLogo
iSeries Markup Language) which in turn spawns the modified browser for a
GUI?  This modified browser would still talk to the HTTP server on the
AS/400.


Jim Damato wrote:
>
> I do understand that browser-based applications can be a lot more
powerful
> than 5250, and that the browser does scale down in simplicity where fat
> clients couldn't.  In testing iterations of Lawson's web presentation I
had
> the creeping feeling that the browser was going to be the source of a lot
of
> application problems.  I'm not sure how much of the difficulty was
inherent
> in Lawson's design or standards, but at least some of it pertains to what
> Ken and others have mentioned.
>
<<snip>>
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