Windows/UNIX Portability Considerations

BIS is designed to allow web applications and services to be portable between Windows and UNIX-based web servers and operating systems. This means that, with some care, the developer can produce stencils (that is, .srf files) and service programs that do not depend on platform-specific features or characteristics and are, thus, portable. If a portable application is the goal, the following issues must be considered.

No application should be assumed to be portable unless it has been tested in every environment to which it is expected to be deployed.