Empress this week released Empress
Hypermedia V3, an Internet application development toolkit to be used by
users of the Empress Remote Database Management System (RDBMS).
The new version of the toolkit uses the latest Internet technologies, and
includes enhanced Perl and Tcl/Tk interfaces that enable the developer to
connect these scripting languages to the Empress RDBMS.
New features of Empress Hypermedia include embedded SQL statements within
other SQL statements in an HTML template, a quick method that can be used
to check the input strings of data, and the ability to connect to the
database by specifying connection information in the HTML tag.
Additionally, error log files that are generated by the toolkit may now be
kept on a system which is separate from the HTTP system, enabling the easy,
scalable management of these files. New installation scripts help to
configure copies of Empress Hypermedia in Web documents, making security a
key issue. Developers now have more control over who can access, view, or
modify the data.
The new version of Hypermedia features enhanced scripting language
interfaces (APIs) for Perl and Tcl/Tk. This enables developers to embed
Perl scripts directly into HTML files, and provides a full client/server
network architecture using the Empress ODBC Interface. Each of the enhanced
APIs allow for the connection to multiple databases at one time.
For additional information about Empress, the Empress RDBMS, or the new
Internet Toolkit, visit the Empress Web site or send e-mail to