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Oracle® Web Application Programming for PL/SQL® Developers by Benjamin Rosenzweig, Solomon Morse, Melanie Caffrey, Susan Boardman

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Unit 10.1. Web-Enable Databases

What the Web Toolkit Is

The Web Toolkit is a collection of built-in packages provided by Oracle to allow a Web developer to Web-enable a database. The packages are written in PL/SQL and stored in the database. They are owned by SYS by default.

By using Web Toolkit packages in your PL/SQL procedures, you can make them generate HTML code that a browser can understand. A user can type a URL into a browser that calls a PL/SQL procedure. Then the PL/SQL procedure is executed on the server. If the procedure contains Web Toolkit code, then an HTML page is generated and sent back to the Web browser. The browser then displays the Web page. The Web page that is built by the PL/SQL procedure and served to the browser can ...

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