5.1 Page Security

Under a traditional HTML development, each HTML page is an HTML document that resides in a directory. Your application may require hundreds of HTML documents scattered over numerous directories. The HTML pages are exposed to anyone who can gain access to the directories. The HTML pages can also be altered without your knowledge.

Using LANSA Web functions, the HTML pages are kept as LANSA internal files for easier backup/restore and maintenance procedures. The HTML pages cannot be accessed without using the Web Function Editor which prohibits unauthorized editing.

LANSA Web Functions also include special tags which are stored in HTML pages. These tags are processed when the pages are read from the LANSA internal files and then served to the client browser or computing device.

 

The images files, static pages and embedded objects (audio, video, etc.) which are used as part of the pages must be stored in the Web Server directories.