Fritz, I think the web-browser is almost the best interface for any box, not just the iSeries. I agree that in some situations 5250 is best, mainly for heads-down data entry, but beyond that it's the web browser! It's somewhat funny, we've basically gone around in a big circle. We started with host-controlled screens like 5250, 3270 and the VT100 family. We then tried this miserable think called client/server where we pushed a ton of business logic out to the desktops. That worked great in the lab with five standard, easy to upgrade machines. But when it was pushed to the enterprise all hell broke loose. There were 27 configurations of hardware, 5 different operating system (Win31, WFW, Win95, Win98, WinNT) and deploying changes was a nightmare. You can't rollout a new .exe to everyone in two minutes. >From CS we went back to host controlled, web browsers. Sure, they're graphical and "pretty" but at the end of the day, they're host-controlled green-screens that aren't green. -Walden ------------ Walden H Leverich III President Tech Software (516)627-3800 x11 WaldenL@TechSoftInc.com http://www.TechSoftInc.com -----Original Message----- From: Fritz Hayes [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 18:17 To: email@example.com Subject: RE: Web enablement options (previously private) <snip> So, I wonder, is the Web browser, with all the sensatory enhancements, the best client for the iServer? I'm thinking so. It can provide the centralize control of information while maintaining many freedoms for the users. <snip>
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