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01-07-2003, 04:21 PM
Bob Cozzi wrote: "There is a rumor--only a rumor--that IBM has figured out how to use XML to provide both a legacy look and feel and a GUI all in one. If that or something like it is true, and the performance and features are there, I'd say it's a great new world for iSeries customers." An XML I/O datastream with 5250 keywords as a subset was what I described in a few IMHO columns a couple of years ago. I described keywords added to DDS that would allow specifying Java classes to process data, etc., in other words both upward compatible from existing 5250 data streams and extensible within current AS/400 architecture, yet no limit to what could be done. And I further proposed that as XML datastreams programs could literally talk to each other across disparate systems (after being programmed what to respond to what!) because the programs would have no idea whether a person or another program was filling in the data fields in the screens. I said then it would complete the AS/400 as a revolutionary computer. I sure hope IBM did it. rd
01-10-2003, 05:28 AM
Does anybody remember SSA? OS/400 Panel Groups, which are what the entire OS/400 interface is based on, uses UIM Dialog Tag Language (DTL) which is just like HTML except the Tag begins with a colon. From what I understand OS/2 uses the same DTL. It wouldn't take a rocket scientist to convert DTL to HTML and create the drivers to interpret the unique tags. It wouldn't solve the problems with applications using DDS, but it would get the OS into a GUI environment.
01-19-2003, 09:43 AM
"IBM Announces New iSeries Servers by Lee Kroon With their radically simplified packaging, these systems are a break from the past. Published January 2003 Today, IBM is unveiling a new line of aggressively priced iSeries servers, along with a dramatically different system for configuring and pricing each model." --------------------------------------------------------------- Bob - Does this change your prediction of new hardware at the end of 2003 which was described as "the most important announcement for our customers in the last 15 years"? Your quote certainly doesn't seem appropriate for today's annoucement as described by Lee Kroon.
01-19-2003, 09:56 AM
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