HTML Creator Help


HTML Creator utility is intended for customizing the PowerTerm WebConnect Java Client html files.

The utility automates the setting of parameters for the Java Client applet.

HTML Creator itself is itself a Java applet, and runs from an html page.

HTML Creator is installed on the same machine where the Java Client is installed, in the public folder of the Web Server.


Starting the HTML Creator


When the WebConnect installation is has been completed, the system administrator can start the HTML Creator through an Internet shortcut in the following manner (after installation it has been installed into the default destination folder):


http://<WebServer IP Address>/WebConnect5.1/html_creator/create.html


     The Applet Security Warning dialog appears. Confirm that you want to run this software. The main window of the HTML Creator applet is shown.


Working with the HTML Creator

In order to set the value of a certain HTML parameter, fill in the proper field in the form.

·       Client Security Type field determines the type of connection between the PowerTerm WebConnect Server and Java Client: whether the transmitted in this connection the data transmitted in this connection will be secured by SSL or not. In aAccording to your choice selection, the SecureClient.html or NoSSLClient.html will be used as a template.

·       WebConnect Server IP Address has tomust be modified when the Web Server and the WebConnect Server are installed on different machines. In this case, type the IP address of the WebConnect Server machine. If they are on the same machine, leave the value empty.

·       WebConnect Server Port Number has tomust be modified when the WebConnect Server accepts to the clients on the port number which differs from the default value 4000.

·       User Name. Modifying a particular user's login in the HTML will save the user the trouble of logging in to the WebConnect. Type the proper user name into this field. In addition to the user name, the domain can be specified in this field, in the format domain-name/user-name. The separator can be either / or \.

Character appearing in user name



The OS account name must be used.

* (and the rest of the name is not left blank)

No Login dialog is used, . the The client directly logs iontos to the PowerTerm WebConnect Server - Automatic Login. The requirement of this This method requires is that this the user's password must also be also specified  in the HTML (see the description of the Password field). Since the HTML can be read by anybodyis a universal language, this Login method is not safe.

In the case that when a particular user is not defined as a Free User and only one connection is defined, then automatically the host connection is automaticallyestablished when this HTML is run.

*? or ?*

The OS account name is used and login is executed directly onto the PowerTerm WebConnect Server.


·       Password. The user’s password may be typed (it is recommended only in the order to enable the Automatic Login);

·       Use OS Account Name. If you check on this field, the user name gets receives a value of “?” and the OS account name is used by the WebConnect Server as a user name.

·       Automatic Login to WebConnect. If you check on this field, the entered user name is preceded by the symbol “*”, and Automatic Login to the WebConnect Server is performed (see above).

·       Connection. This field plays a partis relevant only in the case of Automatic Login. If Automatic Login is defined and a specific predefined connection existing exists on the WebConnect Server predefine database,  connection name is entered in this field, then after the automatic login to the WebConnect Server, this host connection is automatically established after the automatic login to the WebConnect Server.

·       Allow to ato cChange in dDomain. If you check on this field, the Login dialog will appear with the separate Domain field, to enable the user subsequently specify the domain name he chooses.

·       Reconnect Mode. This combo box enables to set the user’s Reconnect Mode. In the case that the selected Reconnect Mode is “Interactive”, the Login dialog will also contain the Reconnect Mode choice to enable the user to set the preferred Reconnect Mode.

·       GUI Language Java Client GUI supports 17 languages. For language designation. choose the proper language name. Note that the Java Client language customization exists for Internet Explorer v. 4.0 and higher and for Netscape Communicator (excluding v.6.x/7.x).

Java Client GUI supports 17 languages. For language designation choose the proper language name. Note that the Java Client language customization exists for Internet Explorer v. 4.0 and later and for Netscape Communicator (to the exclusion of v.6.x/7.x).

·       Time Zone Offset

Since Java does not supply theenable offseting of the time zone (from Greenwich) for your local machine, there is a specific parameter exists for the time zone offset in the HTML that may or may not be accurate. For the time zone offset accommodation for your time zone, choose the proper offset from the list. This is important for the display of Printer Job properties.

·       Initial Session Size

To initialize the location and size of the Session Window, choose one of the following options:


 predefined regular size


 predefined minimal size


 predefined maximal size


 location and size defined by administrator in the Session Window Bounds parameter

·       Session Window Bounds

These parameters are available for customization only when Initial Session Size is Customized.


 Specifies the logical x coordinate of the Session Window


 Specifies the logical y coordinate of the Session Window


 Specifies the Session Window width


 Specifies the Session Window height


·       Disable Menus


Sometimes Occasionally  the system administrator prefers to restrict users by removing certain items from the Java Client menu.

Button                   Function


 Transfers selected items to Disabled Menus list.


 Transfers all menu items to Disabled Menus list.


 Removes selected items from Disabled Menus list.


 Removes all disabled items from Disabled Menus list.



·       Line Drawing. Check on this option to enable the drawing of the graphic symbols (vertical and horizontal lines, corners, crossings) by the Java Client, instead rather thanof using a standard rendering mechanism for the current available font.


·       Right to Left Move


This parameter is applicable for the Hebrew version only.  Some Windows OS (Windows 98 Hebrew Enabled and Hebrew, Windows 2000) display the reverse order of letters in the Hebrew wordlanguage if they detected Hebrew letters are detectedinside. For To a work around the situation, the system administrator selects this option.


·       External Variables button


Variables can be defined for users. These variables can be accessed from the login scripts (using 'w2h-var' command). The dynamic device names for IBM emulations can also use these variables as is shown:

 %X <variable-name>


The system administrator defines these variables in the special dialog which that appears upon clicking External Variables button. You tType in the variables and their associated values in the External Variables text area. The format is:



Every variable definition starts from on a new line. A separator is not mandatory, however clicking on Append Separator or changing to another separator symbol causes thrro append separator to go to the end of the row. In the event that you never appended, or chose a different separator, upon exiting from this dialog, the default separator will be set upon exiting this dialog.

Click OK to exit from the dialog and save the typed external variables.


·       SSL Certificate. This parameter is relevant only for Client Security Type – SSL Secured.

In order to designate the WebConnect Secure Java Client SSL authentication type and set this HTML parameter, click on “SSL Certificate” button. The SSL Usage dialog appears. The authentication type may be specifically defined for any supported operating system. In order to define the authentication type for the certain operation system, select OS from the “Operation Systemchoice option and the authentication type from “SSL Usage” choiceoption. In the case that you select to load the SSL certificate from file or path, click on Add button. The “Add Certificate Path” dialog appears. Browse or type the certificate path. Press OK to close the dialogs.


Creating the Customized HTML

For creation of To create a customized HTML file, click Create HTML button. The operation system- specific  Save As” dialog will be opened. Browse your hard disk and save the newly created HTML file. Do not forget to specify the HTML extension.

It’s recommended to save the HTML for any client in the installation directory of the WebConnect Java Client (in the public folder of the Web Server).