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Chapter 8. Design and implementation
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
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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