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Program description pages are generated by programs that produce WWW pages for local (TAMU-BWG) informatics systems. These provide an archival reference, a reminder of how things were done, a tracker of various files involved, and general information.
CRONWWW1.IPF, written in KnowledgeMan (KMAN) programming language, manipulates KMAN data tables to produce a series of 12 HTML files - one for each angiosperm subclass, and this page. The program 'walks' through the KMAN table CRONQ3.ITB, which carries all family names listed in A. Cronquist's 1988 summary of flowering plant classification. Each name accepted by Cronquist is used as a query string (synonyms are used for the family finder) and other rank names (Subclass, Order) are used to structure the output. Using the KMAN 'pluck' function, the KMAN table FULLFAM1.ITB is queried, using the index file FULLFAMI.IND, and the numerical field VASCWWWO is checked for the 'plucked' record. The table FULLFAM1.ITB is acted on by each updating run of VASCWWWO.IPF which builds a formated ASCII file from a series of 'resource' data tables carrying internet URLs and family names. The file - VASCWWWO.TXT - is indexed by the 'MG' system with each URL/Family name representing a 'document'. If 'documents' have been produced for a given family the value of FULLFAM1.VASCWWWO increases by 1. Thus, if this value is greater than 0, CRONWWW1.IPF will print the name with a query link to the indexed file. Selection of highlighted family names of the highlighted family name will issue a query to the indexed file. In response to this query, all 'documents' carrying a matching family string are returned to the user as a formatted (HTML) page. The URLs utilized to search the indexed file function via CGI programming and 'full text' indexing performed by Erich Schneider, of the Texas A&M Center for the Study of Digital Libraries.

CRONWWW1.IPF, written by Hugh Wilson, is one element of a larger experimental system for WWW-based vascular plant informatics now under development by the Texas A&M Bioinformatics Working Group. Questions, corrections, comments, or pointers to new sources can be directed to Hugh Wilson.

Last run of CRONWWW1.IPF: 04/03/99

Links established on 11 subclass pages from 'resource' tables:

Start run: 08:34:21

End run: 08:34:32

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This page produced by cronwww1.ipf on: 04/03/99