Don't need to. You're still thinking in the program 1 -> program 2 ->
program 3 mode. If you're in program 3 maybe the app allows you to go to
program 2 but you can't get straight to program 1 without going through
program 2. This model simply doesn't hold water in the web world. Any
attempts to make a web browsers deal with this model results in a, IMHO,
klunky web interface.

You need to break the app into business logic components. If broken
successfully, these can be called in any logical order and the web user can
jump from/to any screen.

-Walden

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-----Original Message-----
From: James W. Kilgore [mailto:eMail@James-W-Kilgore.com]
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 12:43
To: midrange-l@midrange.com
Subject: Re: Web enablement options (previously private)


Walden,

I have a dumb question: How do you keep the panels and programs in sync when
the user presses the back button or jumps to a different panel in their
history?

Do you open the 5250 emulation session in a separate window with no
navigation bar?

"Walden H. Leverich" wrote:
>
> 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!
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