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Chapter 8. Design and implementation
considerations
In this chapter, we discuss a variety of issues that should be considered before
starting an eClient customization project. These include high-level design and
implementation guidelines as well as tips and sample code on how to handle
general programming tasks such as reading configuration files and handling
errors.
Specifically, this chapter covers:
򐂰 Design considerations, including:
Considerations for incorporating future upgrades of eClient
Considerations for working with different EIP back-end servers
EIP back-end access vs direct access to back-end servers
Maximum length of a URL
Variations in Web browsers
򐂰 General programming tips, including:
Accessing configuration data using properties files
Using cookies to maintain session status
Invoking code on the server from JavaScript
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