Databases <-> WWW

Wed, 25 Jan 1995 15:56:43 +0100

Without going into too much detail, I have a working prototype here at
IBM which exploits DB2 databases through an OS/2 system running a web (httpd)

This extension/gateway allows any browser (such as WebExplorer on OS/2, MOSAIC,
or "Mozilla") to query data residing on DB2 databases on various operating
systems. After retrieving the data, we permit display of the data in
various graph formats - ie. pie charts, column charts etc. This is all
done from the server end, with no modification of the browser. The created
charts are imbedded as bitmaps within HTML documents via the <img> tag.

If one uses a good browser, such as the WebExplorer on OS/2 Warp, one
can then imbed the bitmaps into their documents.

Keith McCall <>
Software Architect, IBM Toronto Software Laboratory

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