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Changes to the WebSTAR Plug-Ins


The new versions of the WebSTAR Plug-Ins are more stable and flexible. All WebSTAR Plug-Ins now return correct HTTP "head" requests. Some take advantage of new W*API features to display information windows on the server machine.

For more information, see WebSTAR Plug-Ins .

Core Plug-Ins now include part or all of their interface within the WebSTAR Admin application. The FTP, Proxy and Virtual Host features are also implemented as Core Plug-Ins.

For information about new features implemented as Plug-Ins, see New Server Features and Plug-Ins.

WebSTAR Auto BinHex

WebSTAR Byte Server

WebSTAR Data Cache

The Data Cache, now a "Core Plug-In" has a configuration interface included in the WebSTAR Admin application.

WebSTAR Directory Indexer

WebSTAR File Upload

WebSTAR Image Map

WebSTAR Java Sapplet Runner

This Plug-In was previously known as "WebSTAR Java VM". There have been no other changes in this Plug-In.

WebSTAR Log Archiver

The Plug-In previously known as "WebSTAR Log Roller" has been replaced with a new Core Plug-In called "WebSTAR Log Archiver". This new Plug-In is configured via the WebSTAR Admin interface and offers improved log archiving and performance.

WebSTAR QuickSend

WebSTAR SSI (Server-Side-Includes)

Version 3 of the WebSTAR SSI Plug-In extends the power and flexibility of your server. It allows designers and programmers to create banners, personalized sites, and other complex systems by using SSI commands and tags.It allows you to specify encoding, whether to use the Data Cache, and the level of security you prefer. This version supports Virtual Hosts.

WebSTAR SSI can display current SSI usage statistics in an information window on the server. SSI counters and other variables are now saved in a separate file, called WebSTAR SSI Settings , in the WebSTAR Plug-Ins folder.

The WebSTAR SSI Tag Registry allows Plug-Ins to register with SSI to handle specific HTML and custom tags when they are encountered by SSI. For more information, see the Extending WebSTAR reference manual.

SSI Argument Changes

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are now parsed and expanded by SSI before being passed to SSI command handlers. See SSI Path Names: Virtual and File Paths.

New Commands

For examples, see the example demo.ssi file.

Changes to WebSTAR SSI

Instead of the traditional POST and PARAM arguments of the #exec command, any number of other arguments of the form tag="value" may be specified. These arguments are collected, URL encoded, and passed to the CGI, Script, or Service routine via its single character parameter in`POST Argument' format. For information, see Exec Command.

See Editing Counters and Numeric Variables .


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