Web Server incorporates a modular architecture that integrates seamlessly with all products in the Sun Java System family of servers. In addition,Web Server supports a variety of APIs and programming technologies that enable you to do the following:
Generate dynamic content in response to client requests
Modify and extend the behavior of the server
Modify the content that is stored in the server
HTTP (Web Server)
The Content Handling engine enables you to manage your server’s content. You can create and store HTML pages, JavaServer Pages (JSP™), and other files such as graphics, text, sound, or video on your server. When clients connect to your server they can view your files (provided they have access to them).
The Search engine enables Web Server users to search the contents and attributes of documents on the server. As a server administrator, you can create a customized text search interface that works with various types of document formats. Web Server converts many types of non-HTML documents into HTML as it indexes them, so users can use a web browser to view the documents that are found for their search.
Common Gateway Interface (CGI)
Netscape Server Application Programming Interface (NSAPI)
Java™ Servlets and JavaServer Pages (JSP)
Netscape Server Application Programming Interface (NSAPI) implements the functions and server calls when processing a request (Server Application Functions or SAFs), which provide the core and extended functionality of Web Server. It allows the server to process requests and divide into small steps that can be arranged in a variety of ways for speed and flexible configuration.
Java Servlets and JavaServer Pages extensions enable all servlet and JSP meta functions, including instantiation, initialization, destruction, access from other components, and configuration management. Servlets and JSPs are reusable Java applications that run on a Web Server rather than in a web browser.
Web Server includes a set of runtime environments that support the server extensions. These runtime environments include the following:
The Web Server architecture includes a set of application services for various application-specific functions. These application services include the following: