Scenario: Internet Zoo

Page and source archived at Wayback Machine. Note, background images were cool in 1997. As for the comment, “The system needs little in the way of security and will reside on a machine totally isolated from any other system”, well, all I can say is those were the days.

The Scenario is a non-profit organization, a mythical city zoo. It represents an online web application that displays static HTML pages and provides for simple queries to a database. No online ordering is occurring, no updates are being made to a database, and no persistent information needs to be maintained between the pages.

This scenario assumes that the organization has not installed a web server. Based on this, this section, and the ones to follow, provide the steps needed to obtain a domain, set up communication protocols, prepare the computer and install and configure the web server.

The system needs little in the way of security and will reside on a machine totally isolated from any other system.

Note that the examples for this approach use Java classes that are not built into the browser, or the standard Sun class library. If you do not have these classes installed on your local machine, they will be downloaded from this server. And this server is not the speediest in the world. What I am trying to say is “Yes. Do take up knitting.”.

Source Code

The source code for the examples in this scenario can be downloaded from this page. Note, though. that the code is not supported by the author, and the author is not responsible for problems that might arise from the download. Now, on that cheerful note (and I am sure you all are breathless with anticipation about the download), grab your source:

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