Run REXX code in html page

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Claudio Lorena

Apr 10, 2022, 4:38:28 PM4/10/22
I am not able to execute REXX script in HTML page in Windows environment, using XAMPP server.

Can anyone help me configure it??



Apr 11, 2022, 11:12:25 AM4/11/22
On 11.04.2022 00:57, Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Apr 2022 13:38:27 -0700 (PDT), Claudio Lorena
> <> declaimed the following:
>> I am not able to execute REXX script in HTML page in Windows environment, using XAMPP server.
> A quick Google leads me to understand that XAMPP is an all-in-one
> installer for Apache with PHP&PERL. Adding any other language means one is
> going to be going deep into raw Apache configuration.
>> Can anyone help me configure it??
> Only things I located is (the ugly bloated Google tracking junk)

There is a modrexx module for Apache web server that allows ooRexx to be used, AFAIK.

One can definitely use any Java-based web server to use ooRexx, cf. e.g.
<> and from last year's Rexx symposium at

Also a very nice web-shop written for Java-web servers in ooRexx with cart, rdbms,
email-notifications, remote-uploading of product pictures etc. can be found at
<>, author being Dimitry-J. Lux, "An Introduction to Web
Application Development – Combining Jakarta Server Pages with Programs Written in Scripting Languages".

As now has free memberships you, as a Rexx programmer, may want to become a member there
and use the e-mail list there which has a high profile user group where you may get additional
competent help.



Claudio Lorena

Apr 11, 2022, 12:03:31 PM4/11/22

Thanks for the information, it will definitely help me in my research and study.

obs. I work with mainframe REXX programming, using mainframe webserv and I want to set up a test environment in my notebook.


Cruz, Jaime

May 4, 2022, 10:44:16 AM5/4/22
modrexx is no longer maintained and doesn't seem to work anymore.
Instead, I just write REXX code as cgi scripts. That works just fine.

Jaime A. Cruz

Nassau Wings Motorcycle Club

AMA District 34

Larry S

Jun 29, 2022, 10:48:47 AM6/29/22
Actually, mod_rexx is alive and well I just installed and tested it on my debian apache server.

Ordinary cgi works just fine in REXX as well.
Many of the CGI tools for REXX are still out there as well.
An excellent on REXX web in Howard Fosdick's REXX Programmer's reference (free at the site below) might help as well.


tango foxtrot

Jul 8, 2022, 5:40:16 PM7/8/22
Beg pardon... I'm maintaining mod-rexx, it's up to date with httpd 2.4

Simon Husin

Jul 9, 2022, 10:22:21 AM7/9/22
Hello All,

My hobby website was running the 32-bit mod_rexx on a Windows XP SP3 since mid of 2006.
Towards mid of 2021, I began to have problems keeping the site up for longer than just a few visits between restarts.
Earlier this year (2022), I moved the site to 64-bit PC. It is now running Mod_Rexx/2.4.0 Apr 22 2021 13:44:37 | Open Object Rexx 5 2021-12-30 | Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (which you can see close to the bottom of the landing page when you visit the site).

I understand the confusion about mod_rexx, consider the following...

1. --> showing Package: Mod_Rexx, Version: 2.1.0, Copyright (C) W. David Ashley 2004.

2. --> showing Updated /mod_rexx/2.4.0/ both 6 months ago and 1 year ago
Then, when you see what I stated above, my website is running Mod_Rexx/2.4.0 Apr 22 2021 13:44:37, possibly because the downloaded version had an issue which I fixed (and posted in this group, so I believe).

3. --> showing version 2.4.0 posted on 2022-01-17, with version 2.2.0 posted on 2007-05-16

Lastly, FYI, since my older codes made (much) use of Mark Hessling's excellent REXXSQL routines (to access various databases, see his website, I have to use another version of OORexx now (on the same box), i.e. a 32-bit version 4.2.0 2014-02-22.

Hope this helps.
-Simon in Nashville, Tennessee

Cruz, Jaime

Jul 16, 2022, 11:38:51 AM7/16/22
That's great! Someone has picked up the modrexx source code and is
updating it. I wasn't aware of that. Thanks!

Cruz, Jaime

Jul 16, 2022, 11:39:54 AM7/16/22
That's GREAT! I wasn't aware of that. Need to get it installed and
rework some of my pages again. Thanks!
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