Thanks for the comments.
 
The reason I had my question was the comment that JWALK would web-face 5250 
screens.  That sounded alot like my definition of "screen-scraping" and I did 
not wish to sound pejorative (befing a former employee of a company that used a 
similar technology in the mid 90s.)
 
To me, screen-scraping is "giving the application a GUI look and feel", whereas 
webfacing is a "browser based" solution, whether GUI or not.  I'm not sure what 
the term "refacing" means when a group of techies get together to talk.

I have read many of the trade mags, and I try not to be dogmatic in my approach 
to learning new technologies... I avoid doing change for change sake.  But it 
is important to have applications look "modern" in alot of cases.
 
William

date: Wed, 12 May 2004 19:54:07 -0400
from: "Jon Paris" 
subject: [WEB400] RE: Web-Facing and 5250 removal

William,

You might find it worthwhile to read the series of articles on this subject
recently published in iSeries Magazine. The first one "From Green to Dream"
which was written by myself and my partner Susan Gantner can be found at
this URL www.eservercomputing.com/iseries/articles/index.asp?id=629 - that
article gives an overview of the options and the pluses and minuses of
different approaches. You can link from that to the others in the series
(we also wrote the fourth one) which deal respectively with the IBM options
for "refacing", the third covers third party products in this arena and the
fourth deals with tooling options for new/modified applications.

Jon Paris
Partner400
www.Partner400.com

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