Deploying Applications via the Web Thin Client

To deploy your application on the Web via the Web thin client, the developer has three tasks:

  1. Set up a Web site. See Setting Up a Web Site for details.
  2. Consider whether you need to make any coding adjustments to your program. See Coding Considerations for coding considerations.
  3. Update your Web page to invoke your thin client application. To do this, you typically embed the URL of the Web thin client along with the URL of your application on your Web page using an <OBJECT> element and the CODEBASE attribute. See Updating Your Web Page to Invoke Your COBOL Application.

After your work is done, the user has only one task:

  1. Visit your Web site. The Web thin client will install itself and launch your program automatically.

    Note that two dialog boxes may be displayed in the process: one containing a security message if required by the security setting of the user's browser, and the other containing a click-wrap license agreement from Micro Focus. See Security and the Web Thin Client for more information.