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Inmagic® DB/Text® WebPublisher PRO
v7.0 README File

This document discusses INI file settings and various other WebPublisher issues that may not appear in the printed documention or online help. Throughout, "HTTP server machine" refers to the machine where WebPublisher is installed.

If you didn't choose to register online at the end of the installation, you can Register Online now.

WebPublisher users: This README discusses WebPublisher PRO features. WebPublisher is the read-only version of WebPublisher PRO, so any discussion of Web editing does not apply to WebPublisher.

WebPublisher Lite users: The "Textbase File Locations" section in "Chapter 5: For the Webmaster" of the Inmagic DB/Text WebPublisher User's Manual does not apply to DB/Text WebPublisher Lite. WebPublisher Lite ignores the [WebPublisher Textbase Paths] section and the Default-Textbase-Paths= line. Instead, see the description of the [WebPubLite] section in DBTWPUB.INI. Since WebPublisher Lite permits you to search only a single textbase, WebPublisher Multiple Textbase Query is not available, and the CARS textbase for the Tutorials in Chapter 6 is not included.

You can use the following resources to learn DB/Text WebPublisher PRO:

DB/Text WebPublisher PRO Technical Notes Explains how to use XML input with WebPublisher PRO.
DB/Text WebPublisher PRO Schema Schema for XML input: http://support.inmagic.com/web.
DB/Text WebPublisher PRO Tutorial XML tutorial using the CARS textbase
DB/Text WebPublisher User’s Manual How to install and use WebPublisher together with DB/TextWorks.
CARS textbase A sample textbase so you can perform the tutorials in the WebPublisher User's Manual.
Online help Help for DB/Text WebPublisher is integrated in the DB/TextWorks online help, to explain the many DB/TextWorks features that support WebPublisher. To access the help, start DB/TextWorks, press F1, and search for topics on DB/Text WebPublisher.
Knowledgebase and Web site Start DB/TextWorks and choose Knowledgebase from the Help menu to go to the Product Support knowledgebase on the Web, where you can search for common problems and solutions. Or visit Inmagic’s web site at http://www.inmagic.com
HTML help pages for clients HTML pages to help clients who visit your Web site. These pages explain query methods: WEB_BEGIN.HTM, Word Wheels: WEB_WW.HTM, displaying & pasting from validation lists: WEB_ICHOICES.HTM, and error messages: WEB_MSG.HTM.
XML Schema Schema for XML input: http://support.inmagic.com/web. Only the Query sections apply to WebPublisher. The rest refer DB/Text WebPublisher PRO

Note: If you have upgraded from a previous version of WebPublisher be sure to read DB/TextWorks & WebPublisher Compatibility Issues.

Contents


What's New in Version 7.0?

These are the new features and changes in WebPublisher 7.0:

What's New in Version 6.1?

These are the new features and changes in WebPublisher version 6.1:


What's New in Version 6.0?

There are several new features in WebPublisher version 6.0:

What's New in Version 5.2?

There are two new features in WebPublisher version 5.2:

What's New in Version 5.1?

There is one major new feature in WebPublisher version 5.1:

ADA Compliance - An optional DBTWPUB.INI setting permits you to specify that WebPublisher should use <NOSCRIPT> sections with links instead of buttons so pages are accessible to the visually impaired. A corresponding INMAGIC.INI setting controls how DB/TextWorks exports HTML query and menu screens.

The syntax of the WPENGMSG.INI file for the Message Translation feature has changed slightly. If you use the Message Translation feature and your message INI file includes the lines for the Next & Previous buttons, either delete those lines or modify them so they match the new syntax in the new WPENGMSG.INI file.


What's New in Version 5.0?

There are several new features in version 5.0:

What's New in Version 4.2?

There is one major new feature in WebPublisher version 4.2:

WebPublisher Multiple Textbase Query -- the ability to search multiple textbases with a single query screen. See the DB/TextWorks online help topic of the same name for more information.


What's New in Version 4.1?

There are two major new features in version 4.1:

Improved Report/Display Formatting - Reports and expanded displays look more like they do in DB/TextWorks. Multi-Lingual WebPublisher - The ability to translate messages and button text.


Creating the /DBTW-WPD/ Virtual Directory

A /DBTW-WPD virtual directory is required in order for WebPublisher to function properly. This section explains briefly how to set up this virtual directory for various HTTP servers. For more information or if your HTTP server isn't listed, see the documentation and/or online help for your HTTP server.

Microsoft Internet Information Server 5.0 (Windows 2000)

  1. Start the Internet Service Manager. For example, using the right mouse button, right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop. Select Manage from the menu that appears. Expand Services and Applications, then expand Internet Information Services.
  2. Right+click on "Default Web Site" and choose New>Virtual Directory from the menu.
  3. In the "Alias to be used to access this virtual directory" box type dbtw-wpd and press Next.
  4. On the next dialog, type the installation directory (e.g., c:\webpub\) and press Next.
  5. On the next dialog, select Read, Run Scripts and Execute, then click Next then Finish.

Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0

  1. Start the Internet Service Manager. For example, choose Programs>Microsoft NT 4.0 Option Pack>Microsoft Internet Information Server>Internet Service Manager.
  2. Right+click on "Default Web Site" and choose New>Virtual Directory from the menu.
  3. In the "Alias to be used to access this virtual directory" box type dbtw-wpd and press Next.
  4. On the next dialog, type the installation directory (e.g., c:\webpub\) and press Next.
  5. On the next dialog, check Allow Read Access, Allow Script Access and Allow Execute Access and press Finish.

Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0 - HTML

The HTML interface is an alternative to the dialog interface described above.
  1. Start the Internet Service Manager (HTML). For example, choose Programs>Microsoft NT 4.0 Option Pack>Microsoft Internet Information Server>Internet Service Manager (HTML). It may be necessary to first start the Administration Web Server using the Internet Server Manager (non-HTML).
  2. Select "Default Web Site" and press the New link at the top left of the screen.
  3. Type dbtw-wpd in the pop-up dialog that appears.
  4. Select the dbtw-wpd choice in the list and press the Properties link on the left side of the page.
  5. In the Application section, select "Execute (and Scripts)" from the droplist.

Microsoft Internet Information Server 3.0

The "lite" version of Microsoft Internet Information Server is called "Microsoft Peer Web Services". Follow the procedure described below, but substitute "Microsoft Peer Web Services (Common)" in the first step.
  1. Start the Internet Services Manager. For example, choose Programs>Microsoft Internet Information Server (Common)>Internet Service Manager.
  2. Select the WWW service and start it if it is not already running.
  3. Choose Service Properties from the Properties menu.
  4. Choose the Directories tab and press the Add button.
  5. Type the installation directory (e.g., c:\webpub\) in the Directory box.
  6. Type /dbtw-wpd in the Virtual Directory Alias box.
  7. Check the Read and Execute boxes in the Access section.
  8. Press Apply then OK.

Netscape Enterprise Server 3.5.1

  1. Start the Netscape Server Administration program. For example, choose Programs>Netscape SuiteSpot>Administration.
  2. Type the Netscape Administration username and password when prompted.
  3. Click on the button for your HTTP server, under "Servers supporting general administration".
  4. Click the Content Management button at the top of the page.
  5. Select "Additional Document Directories" from the list on the left.
  6. Type dbtw-wpd in the "URL prefix:" box.
  7. Type the installation directory (e.g., c:\webpub) in the "Map To Directory:" box.
  8. Press OK then "Save and Apply". Press OK on the message that confirms your changes have been made.
  9. Click the Programs button at the top of the page.
  10. Select "CGI Directory" from the list on the left.
  11. Type dbtw-wpd/exec in the "URL prefix:" box.
  12. Type the EXEC subdirectory under the installation directory (e.g., c:\webpub\exec\) in the "CGI directory:" box.
  13. Press OK then "Save and Apply". Press OK on the message that confirms your changes have been made.

Note: Netscape Enterprise Server does not support ISAPI; you must use the CGI JavaScripts. See Switching between CGI and ISAPI JavaScripts.

O'Reilly WebSite

This information applies to version 1.1f through 2.3. The user interface for later versions of O'Reilly Website may be different. Version 1.1f was included on a demo CD available from Inmagic, Inc. for previous versions of WebPublisher.
  1. Start the O'Reilly WebSite Web Server. For example, double+click on Services in the Windows Control Panel, select Web Server from the list and press the Start button.
  2. Right+click on the O'Reilly WebSite icon on your toolbar and choose "Website server properties".
  3. Select the Mapping tab.
  4. Select Documents in the List Selector, type /dbtw-wpd in the Document URL Path box, and the installation directory (e.g., c:\webpub\) in the Directory box. Press Add then press Apply.
  5. Select Standard CGI in the List Selector, type /dbtw-wpd/exec in the Standard CGI URL Path box, and the EXEC subdirectory under the installation directory (e.g., c:\webpub\exec\) in the Directory box. Press Add then press Apply then OK.
Note: O'Reilly WebSite does not support ISAPI; you must use the CGI JavaScripts. See Switching between CGI and ISAPI JavaScripts.


Setting WebPublisher Access Rights

The Internet user account must have the necessary access rights to several WebPublisher directories and files. See your HTTP server documentation for information about the Internet user account. See your Windows documentation for information about using Windows NT Explorer to set access rights. You may find it easiest to assign the following access rights for the Internet user account:

 

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