W$GETURL works with the Web Runtime. It tells the runtime to pass a given URL (Uniform Resource Locator) to the host browser. The browser handles this URL as if it were typed into the URL entry field. After a CALL to W$GETURL, subsequent URL requests are ignored until the CALL completes. See the Acucorp manual A Programmer's Guide to the Internet for a description of the Web Runtime.
CALL "W$GETURL" USING URL, TARGET
|TARGET PIC X(n)|| Represents the destination for displaying the URL. This can be the name of a window or a frame, or one of several special
target names. If you specify
_top, the response data is written to the browser window, and the Web Runtime is unloaded. If you specify
_blank, the response data is written to a new browser window.
You can also write the response data to a frame by specifying the frame name as the target parameter.
After a CALL is made to W$GETURL, subsequent URL requests are ignored until the CALL completes.
Each URL that you pass with the W$GETURL routine contains a protocol and a path, separated by a colon. For example, http://www.acucorp.com/ tells the browser to use the HyperText Transfer Protocol and to contact the Web server www.acucorp.com and to ask for the root page (/).
Sending e-mail uses themailto protocol. For example, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org opens an e-mail message to the user support at the machine acucorp.com.