database to web software

Sherry K. Pittam pittams at NACSE.ORG
Sat Dec 9 23:10:44 CST 2000

To: "Janeway, Lawrence" <LJaneway at CSUCHICO.EDU>

  Dr. Janeway,
  You may want to investigate using database to web software developed
in the labs at Oregon State University.  Our research group
specializes in software development for biologists and we have
designed pages for several herbaria using the software, Query Markup
Language (QML).  QML is a perl cgi script.  It currently runs on UNIX
and LINUX, connects to Sybase, Oracle, MySQL using DBI perl.  It is
easy to install and we have undergraduate students developing the simpler
web interfaces.  QML is easy to learn because it looks like HTML - an
extension of those tags.
  The software engineer that wrote QML tells us that it would be a
simple matter to make it work with Access or Paradox, however,
we have never tested that because we find the UNIX/LINUX servers much
more reliable than NT's.
     Samples of the interfaces  are at:
     Documentation for QML and instructions for downloading
     the software is at:
     An example of interfaces running from MySQL on a LINUX system is at:
   We are happy to assist you with any questions you might have.
Sherry Pittam
Biological Database Specialist
Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering
Oregon State University

->The herbarium at California State University, Chico (CHSC) is in the process
->of databasing its collections (using a Microsoft Access database borrowed
->from the herbarium at University of California, Davis).  We are looking into
->how to make this database available and searchable via the web.  What
->software are other databasing efforts using to create the web pages to do
->this?  Microsoft FrontPage is apparently not an option for us since the
->campus web site administrators won't install the FrontPage extensions on the
->server.  They also don't have and don't want the ASP language on the server,
->but are currently looking into installing the JSP language.  It seems that
->Dreamweaver UltraDev 4 might be the software for us to use, and I think we
->can get a significant discount buying it from the campus bookstore.  Has
->anyone been using this?  Is is use-able by beginning web designers?  Any
->other suggestions?  Any help will be most appreciated.
->Lawrence Janeway, Curator
->Biological Sciences Herbarium (CHSC)
->California State University, Chico
->Chico, CA 95929-0515
->(530) 898-5381
->LJaneway at

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