Inline's iHTML web server extension tools add functionality
to web site creation that increases the value of a web site initiative
while drastically reducing development time. iHTML can be used
in a number of situations. iHTML provides a robust back-end system
on which to base your new dynamic Web Site. The following are some of the Web
applications that can be built with iHTML, giving you unprecedented
flexibility and ease of maintenance.
If you have an ODBC compliant database that contains
information you wish to publish on the Web, iHTML makes accessing
that data very easy. Information such as stock levels, current
pricing, order status and allowing order entry can be done using
Dynamic VRML Worlds
iHTML is a tool that improves and enhances the serving
of HTTP data. Since HTML and VRML both use the HTTP protocol,
iHTML can serve dynamic VRML. What do we mean by this? Simply
put, it is possible to use iHTML and a database to store the information
about a VRML world within the database. Then to change the world,
only the database needs to be modified which can be done through
the browser as well. VRML sites built this way will be far superior
due to their extended interactive nature. Using iHTML makes this
a reality today.
A large relatively untapped market exists behind
the firewall in organizations of every size, the Intranet. Intranets
are the use of Internet technology within the boundaries of a
company to improve communications and centralize information for
Running a Commerce Site
Since iHTML can perform math functions and uses databases,
it only makes sense that Commerce sites use iHTML to take orders,
show stock levels, calculate prices and other administrative duties
in selling goods over the Internet. Gone is the expensive, time
consuming task of writing CGI scripts, use iHTML instead. iHTML
will work using SSL and other secure http protocols.
Featuring dynamically generated pages containing
products taken from your catalog database, and the ability for
both local and remote administration through a Web interface,
this package provides a shopping-cart paradigm for the online
Call Center or CRM
Most telephone support centers have a database of
knowledge, customers and outstanding calls. This information,
if accessible via the Web, could drastically reduce the number
of phone calls to the center. Allowing customers to browse the
knowledge base for answers or to enter a call directly from the
web will obviously reduce costs and improve customer service.
iHTML makes this possible by connecting to any ODBC compliant
database and being able to access the necessary information.
iHTML is a scripting/programming language with a strong background in web accessibliity to
replaced or enhanced with iHTML tags that give the same
functionality. In this way, the client browser is independent
Since all iHTML commands are resolved to data before being sent to the client, surfers can not steal
the code that created the pages.
It is possible to use iHTML to generate graphics images dynamically. What
this allows is the booking of seats in a theatre, restaurant, or trade show
from a graphical interface. Seats that are taken will be indicated as such
and those available could be selected and then reserved. The graphics features allow a whole new world
of generating dynamic graphics based on user input.
Web Mailing List Manager
A complete email list manager, with interactive user
registration forms, automatic distributed and moderated mailing
lists, and a complete web-based administrative back-end can be
created using iHTML. Using iHTML you can send email from your
web documents for such things as Tips, News or other broadcast
type situations. It can also be used to send information to a
user after submission of form data such as download file location
or activation keys.
Knowledge Testing System
Using a database and iHTML it is possible to create
product knowledge testing systems, provide test preparation for
educational and training institutions or to build distance education
Electronic conferences are a fundamental communications
mechanism on the Internet. Using iHTML and a database, it is possible
to create a messaging system that allows users to post messages
and organize them into a searchable category based discussion
iHTML can be used to generate HTML pages on-the-fly.
Any HTML or iHTML tags can be contained in a database or variable.
When resolved to data, it could contain more HTML or iHTML tags.
This allows you to generate HTML pages and therefore customize
content based on user input. Content can also be customized
based on the time of day, the Class C or IP address of the user
or the type of browser being used.
Online Site Maintenance
Using the browser as a front end to databases or
applications even further standardizes the manner in which employees
access corporate data. Allowing updating of the single datasource
keeps both the internal and web site systems in sync and live.
If a site is generated from data in a database, the site can
be entirely maintained from within the browser environment.
Site Management & User Tracking
With the error trapping functions in iHTML it is
possible to have automatic page self verification. It is also
possible to check all the links on a site to make sure all pages
exist. With the logging features in iHTML, users behaviour can
be tracked and the site changed to suit users activity with the
Virtual 'Instant Web Site' Creation
Using a database to store page layouts and site features,
it is possible to create small static sites for users on the fly.
By entering standard information about a company into a database
and selecting colours, backgrounds and style, a site can be dynamically
generated. Changing the look of the site is as simple as changing
a field in the database and regenerating the site.
Sites make money by generating advertisement revenue.
To make reasonable amounts of money from advertising revenue,
a site needs multiple advertisers. Using iHTML's iRANDOM feature,
it is possible to create random advertisement's based on weightings
of the ads. It can also track the total impressions of each ad
for pricing structure improvements.
If you want additional information on how to use iHTML as stated above, donít hesitate to contact us. If you have used iHTML in a new and exciting way, we want to hear about it. Email us the information at firstname.lastname@example.org.