Inmagic® DB/Text® WebPublisher PRO Version
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Inmagic® DB/Text® WebPublisher PRO
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Documentation and Help Resources
DB/Text WebPublisher PRO is a server version of DB/TextWorks
that enables you to publish textbases on the Internet or an intranet, so Web
users can search them. WebPublisher PRO accepts queries from standard Web
browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, and accepts XML function calls.
The software returns search results in dynamically generated HTML and XML
reports, and allows for editing over the Web. WebPublisher PRO is used
together with DB/TextWorks, which is the "buildware" for creating searchable
Each new and enhanced feature is discussed briefly here. For more information
on a feature, see the DB/TextWorks online help, unless otherwise noted. The
applicable Inmagic Software Feature Request number follows each item listed.
- Windows Server 2008 Compatibility. Both WebPublisher
PRO and InmagicBrowse have been tested and, if needed, modified to work
when installed on Windows Server 2008. 
- XHTML Support. WebPublisher PRO now emits
XHTML rather than HTML in all cases except edit screens. It is also possible
to override the default DOCTYPE emitted, although this has no effect on the
content of the rest of the page. [5723, 5581]
- Query Logging. Use this feature to maintain a log of all
queries performed on the Web. The log is maintained in comma-delimited format,
for ease of use with spreadsheets or DB/TextWorks. Information captured
includes the date, the times that the query processing started and ended, the
IP address from which the query originated, the query, the textbase, and the
number of records retrieved. 
- Hit Navigation. This feature provides hyperlinks to jump
to the next or previous highlighted word or phrase in a body of text. 
- Control over Validation Treatment. This feature permits
invalid terms entered on a Web edit screen to be accepted, with or without
updating the validation list. This feature, if used, applies to all textbases
and all fields editable by WebPublisher PRO, subject to the
validation constraints defined for each field in the textbase structure.
- Original Field Names in InmagicBrowse. InmagicBrowse now
shows the original field names in the header and drop-down list, with accents
and spaces intact. 
This version addressed the following issue in WebPublisher PRO.
- An RSS feed containing extended characters now displays properly
in Internet Explorer 7.0. Previously, the proper encoding was not
retained in the output, causing IE 7 to display an error. 
The following issues were discovered but not addressed in WebPublisher
Below is a
list of the documentation and help resources for DB/Text WebPublisher
PRO. When available, you received electronic copies of the respective
documentation set when you installed the product. You will find them in the
Documentation subfolder of the main installation folder for the applicable
product. In addition, you can access the documentation through the Inmagic
Customer Extranet at http://support.inmagic.com/downloads/extranet.html.
- Some pages generated by WebPublisher PRO look slightly
different. As a side-effect of implementing XHTML conformance, some
pages have minor changes in appearance. For example, page background colors
are currently ignored in Firefox, except on edit pages. 
- Installation and Upgrade Notes. The document
WebPublisherPROInstallAndUpgradeNotes.pdf explains how to install and upgrade
the product. An electronic version of this document is available on the
installation CD-ROM or when you download the product.
- DB/TextWorks Online Help. This help file, which covers
DB/TextWorks and WebPublisher PRO, is installed with DB/TextWorks. It
contains the most up-to-date information. To open the help file, start
DB/TextWorks and press F1, or choose Help>Help
Topics from the DB/TextWorks menu bar.
- Knowledgebase. Use the Inmagic Technical Support knowledgebase on
the Web to search for solutions to common problems and explanations for error
messages. To access the knowledgebase, go to the Inmagic Customer Extranet.