ClipWeb 3.0 for Clipper and Xbase++ Released (Now Supports IIS)

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John H. Stolte, Sr.

Jun 28, 1998, 3:00:00 AM6/28/98

June 26, 1998
Cartersville, Virginia

John H. Stolte, Sr., President of Omicron Software Publishing Corp.
announced today the long awaited release of ClipWeb 3.0 for CA-Clipper
5.x and Alaska's Xbase++ Version 1.1.153 GA Release.

ClipWeb allows Clipper and Xbase++ Developers to write CGI Programs
(Scripts) in their favorite language, do data publishing from their
Clipper/Xbase++ databases, and create dynamic content for their
web pages on all WIN-CGI Compatible WebServers or Microsoft's IIS Web
Servers (Version's 3 & 4).

ClipWeb, (formerly called FiveWeb) has been under redevelopment for
some time now. We have re-written most of the functions, cleaned up
the code, added new functionality, and added support for new compilers
and WebServers.

ClipWeb was the very first third party library to be converted to
Alaska's Xbase++. This was done in about 30 minutes in front of a room
full of spectators in New Orleans at the CA-World 97 Technicon show
over a year ago. That version was not released however, as we wanted
to wait for Xbase++ to mature some, as well as to add the new
functionality to the project.

ClipWeb 3.0 was worth the wait!

New in version 3.0 is the ability to build CGI applications or do data
publishing with ClipWeb and Alaska's Xbase++ Compiler.

Prior versions of ClipWeb only supported O'Reilly's Website Servers,
and could be used on NetScape Servers with some modifications.

Version 3.0 is known to support the following servers out of the box,
without modification:

O'Reilly's Website Version 1.1 and above
Microsoft IIS 3.x (Internet Information Server)
Microsoft IIS 4.x (Internet Information Server)
Microsoft NT Workstation Peer Web Server
NetScape FastTrack Server 2.0 and above
NetScape Enterprise Server
Sambar 4.03
Alibaba 2.0

There are probably more! If the server is WIN-CGI Compliant, (and
running on Windows) then it 'should' run ClipWeb programs without any

Several new functions were added as well. The CgiField() function now
makes parsing data from the WebForms an absolute breeze! No more
worrying about the ordinal position of some data in the aFieldsArray,
just get the data by name: cName := CgiField("NAME")

Query String Support! (Version 2.5 update actually had
these functions, but it was not widely distributed)

Multiple Selection Listboxes are new in ClipWeb 3.0 as well as
Microsoft IE Marquee styles! Table handling has been enhanced, and
new table functions are under development now which will be made
available shortly.

Cookies! Now you can send and receive "Cookies" which help in keeping
track of clients, and storing client information on the client machine,
as well as being used to preserve "State" information about client

JavaScript is fully supported! (for that matter so is VBScript and
Java Applets, etc.)

The Error System has been enhanced to report CGI Runtime errors to the
Browser rather than just to a log file (it still logs the error). Now
the client can SEE what the error was and report it.

Additional functions were introduced to help in debugging CGI

Several new sample programs show off many of the new features.

New Windows Help as well as HTML Help! Dramatically improved!

ClipWeb 3.0 now comes in two versions. Standard and Pro. The Standard
version has some of the libraries source code with it and retails for
$199.00 US. The Pro Version comes with 100% complete source code for
the entire library of over 75 functions and retails for $298.00 US

Upgrades from any prior version of ClipWeb/FiveWeb can be purchased at
$99.00 US for the Standard version upgrade, and $198.00 US for the
Upgrade from a prior version to the 3.0 Pro Version. Customers who
purchase new ClipWeb 3.0 Standard versions now, will be able to upgrade
to the 3.0 Pro version later for just the difference, of $99.00 US.
A Fully Functional Evaluation Edition of ClipWeb can be download from
our FTP site at

Online Ordering for Electronic delivery (save those shipping costs
and the duty and taxes as well for our overseas customers) is available
at our online store at

Thank you.

John H. Stolte, Sr.


Jun 29, 1998, 3:00:00 AM6/29/98

I appreciate the mention on your site. But my first name is
'John' not 'Jon'.. normally people misspell my last name :)

Today's IIS teaser:

Most organizations have seperate web servers and data
servers. Under NT/IIS and using Win-Cgi, try to access a
.dbf file that is located on another server... What are the

John H. Stolte, Sr.

Jun 30, 1998, 3:00:00 AM6/30/98
to jbristor

Oh, jeesh! Sorry about the mis-spelling, I'll fix it!

Regarding your teaser question.... I haven't got a clue and don't have
setup to test it on so I'm at a loss, however, i am certain that someone
will need that info sooner or later.

We do it under Website from an NT 4.0 server to a Novel Intranetware 4.x
server without a problem, but that isn't IIS <g>

Always willing to learn!


Jul 19, 2020, 6:58:17 PM7/19/20
Le dimanche 28 juin 1998 09:00:00 UTC+2, John H. Stolte, Sr. a écrit :
Hello, I have bought clipweb, and I am very satisfied, but I want to by the source for 99$, can you sell it to me. yours faithfully h.burgener(at)
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