RE: HTML DB - here to stay?

  • From: Dougie McGibbon <DMcGibbon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 08:00:56 +1200

WebDB started of as a basic web driven design tool and rapidly turned into
Oracle Portal - which is the full function multi tier application server now
known as 9iAS. It looks like HTMLDB is a return to the basic roots of WebDB
where they've simplified it, jazzed it up a bit and restricted the scope of
it. We're starting to think of it as a sort of MS Access killer. It's ideal
for small applications with a limited number of users, or for doing simple
intranet style apps (staff directory, server inventories etc).

Dougie McGibbon

-----Original Message-----
From: stephen booth [] 
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 7:34 AM
To: Rodd.Holman@xxxxxxxxx
Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: HTML DB - here to stay?

On 28/09/05, Rodd Holman <Rodd.Holman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Yep, it was called WebDB.
> HTML DB appears to be a re-run of WebDB updated for current versions.
> I did a bit of work with WebDB.  It was  a useful little tool for quick
> data driven web reporting.

According to a talk Tom Kyte gave to UKOUG conference last year or the
year before HTMLDB is, in concept at least, a descendant of WebDB.  
WebDB was a first stab at producing a development and deployment
environment for simple web based apps that didn't justify a full
AppServer system.


It's better to ask a silly question than to make a silly assumption.

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