This announcement is from:
Eric Bickford, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Broadcasting, http://webfm.com/
FASTER WEBFM 4.1 FOR FILEMAKER PRO NOW AVAILABLE AND BUNDLED WITH PICTFM
Palo Alto, CA — April 12, 1999 — Web Broadcasting announces the
immediate availability of WEBFM 4.1 for FileMaker Pro. WEBFM 4.1 is a
third-party plug-in to popular Mac OS web servers including WebSTAR,
WebTEN, and AppleShare IP providing a web browser interface to
FileMaker Pro databases. Version 4.1 of WEBFM includes faster
performance, bug fixes, and PICTFM 1.0 bundled free.
ABOUT TEMPLATE FILE SUPPORT
WEBFM 4.1 includes support for easy-to-use Template files. Template
files are Internet standard HTML documents void of confusing,
incompatible, and proprietary markup [/tags]. For this reason a
webmaster need not learn yet another markup language, and Template
documents are compatible with web page editors and client browsers.
A highly intelligent parsing algorithm in WEBFM automatically selects
appropriate pop-up/pull-down menu items and automatically checks
appropriate radio button or checkbox fields in a Template document
using database record information. A single context-sensitive [field
name] token may be used throughout a Template document to dynamically
insert cell data where desired, auto-populate pop-up/pull-down menus,
and auto-replicate radio button and checkbox fields from database
value lists, all with no tags required!
ABOUT PLUG-IN PROCESSORS
WEBFM 4.1 includes a plug-in architecture for database-level incoming
Filter and Server-Side Include Processors such as WebSTAR SSI 3.0
(w/FireSite SSI_PIXO Adapter), NetCloak Pro, MailAgent, and
OpenScript. Processors are separate web server plug-ins supporting
the PIXO (“Plug-In Cross-Over”) API standard for web server plug-ins
to communicate and cooperate.
ABOUT RECORD-LEVEL SECURITY
WEBFM 4.1 includes extensive support for record-level security. A
revised FindUser command supports most Find command features, but
with record-level user authentication requirements. This means users
can flexibly Find and modify their own, and only their own, records
in databases where the permission to Browse records is disabled.
Moreover, a client Cookie value may now also be used in place or
absence of a valid password when finding or updating database records.
— The fastest web server plug-in available for FileMaker Pro.
— Registers a W* 3.0 SSI “piservice” routine for inline database calls.
— Plug-ins for English, Japanese, and Developer versions of FileMaker.
— Automatic support for custom HTTP response headers.
— Supports Find for personal, and only personal, database records.
— Template file support with dynamic database [field name] substitutions.
— Automatic selection of pop-up menus, checkboxes, and radio buttons.
— Dynamic population of pop-up menus and scroll lists.
— Dynamic replication of checkboxes and radio buttons.
— Supports (portal) tag with dynamic replication of relational fields.
— Template file support with error [search field] substitutions.
— PIXO dispatcher for add-on incoming/outgoing Processor plug-ins.
ORDERING & DOWNLOAD INFORMATION
WEBFM 4.1 is available direct from Web Broadcasting or through select
reseller channels at a retail price of $395. Upgrade orders from 3.x
versions are $195 with free shipping. To order WEBFM 4.1 online or
download a full 7 day demo version visit:
Eric Bickford email@example.com
Web Broadcasting http://webfm.com/