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Cuesta's OpenPages Web Site Technology
The OpenPages Interpreter is a "server side" product that works hand-in-hand with the Web server to interpret the HTML files that comprise the Web site.
The OpenPages Interpreter is a "server side" application that works hand-in-hand with the Web server to interpret the HTML files that comprise the Web site. Whereas the Web server typically understands only HTML, the OpenPages Interpreter allows it to understand other industry-standard programming languages that the programmer includes directly in the HTML source files. The OpenPages Interpreter executes the server-side code and generates a new HTML file (according to the coded instructions) that is sent to the user's Browser. This dynamically-generated HTML file can contain HTML only, or it can include Java, ActiveX, ShockWave or any other code, depending upon the capabilities of the Browser.
OpenPages allows the developer to include complex routines and conditional elements in the code that defines a Web site without having to add separate CGI scripts, or use limited vendor-specific applications. Using OpenPages, developers can build Web applications -- not just collections of linked Web pages -- with features common to PC applications and to programming in Java. In addition, the system works with all Web Browsers, whether they support Java, ActiveX, or just plain HTML.