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m winzenburg
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Hello All,
I'm a Java applications programmer but aside from html/xml, I haven't done any web programming. I need to move a department web site off an old OS/2 server to a unix server, serving only static web pages. What's the best place to get started? What classes should I study and learn? Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
 
Jeff Bosch
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I'm confused: What's this have to do with Java?
 
Layne Lund
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I'm confused as well. Do you mean that the Unix server will only serve static web pages? Or that it is currently serving only static pages? If the former is true, then you don't need Java. You can just use Apache or another HTML sever. If you are updating a current static-pages-only sever to also serve dyanmic pages using JSP or Servlets, you will need additional software to serve them. You should mosey over to the JSP or Servlet forums because those are not beginner topics, in my opinion. In fact, I hate to admit my ignorance, but I don't know much beyond the fact that these technologies exist.

You should also look at what other technologies are available to serve dynamic web pages, such as CGI. Each technology offers its advantages as well as its disadvantages, so it is a good idea to weigh them out before you decide to go with any one of them.

HTH

Layne
 
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