Joe,

Sorry, but I wasn't following your thread. I suppose it has something to
do with your *INKx indicators? I don't know?

Bob Cozzi
cozzi@rpgiv.com
Visit the on-line Midrange Developer forum at: http://www.rpgiv.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: web400-admin@midrange.com [mailto:web400-admin@midrange.com] On
Behalf
> Of Joe Pluta
> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 9:39 AM
> To: web400@midrange.com
> Subject: RE: [WEB400] Who's doing Web work on iSeries? (was: ASP on
AS/400
> Apache)
>
> > From: Bob Cozzi (RPGIV)
>
> I realize you're talking about WebFacing, but since PSC400 uses an
HTML
> interface, I'm interested in your reasoning, especially as to what
> constitutes a show-stopper.
>
>
> > Problems with the current WebFacing tools are:
> > 1) All apps use the Interactive processing of the system.
>
> PSC400 doesn't have this problem.  Unfortunately, the tradeoff is the
fact
> that it modifies the source code.  As I outlined in my previous post,
it's
> (currently) one or the other.
>
>
> > 2) HTML is really not well suited for subfiles. To watch the screen
> > blank, turn to white, and then repaint when you scroll a Webfaced
> > "subfile" is not something my end-users would expect. I'm sure with
> > custom controls, IBM could solve that issue, but the version I saw,
> > wasn't using customer controls.
>
> I'm not sure what you mean by this.  If you mean the screen being
repainted
> when a new HTML page is shown, that's pretty typical for any web
> application.  We find the best way to avoid that issue is threefold:
have a
> textured background, have a small but eye-pleasing logo banner
consistently
> displayed on every page, and keep response time down to under a
second.  In
> those cases, nobody seems to mind the flash as the new page rolls
down.
>
> How do you get around this issue with CGI?
>
>
> > So for regular file maintenance apps with a single panel/screen
without
> > subfile use, yes you can put a browser interface on your DDS source.
And
> > that's a great accomplishment for anyone to have pulled off!!!
>
> Why thank you <grin>.  Our green screen emulation version looks like
you did
> put a browser interface on your DDS - in fact, it looks like a 5250
applet,
> but without the applet overhead.  The web application look and feel,
on the
> other hand, is considerably nicer.
>
> Joe Pluta
> www.plutbrothers.com
>
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