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Introducing WebSpeed support in Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge : Concepts : Standard HTML files

Standard HTML files

In Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge, you can compile almost any HTML file into a Web object. The compilation process creates a temporary .w file and then produces an executable .r file. The resulting Web object (that is, the .r file) generates a Web page that is identical to the original HTML file when viewed in a browser.
It might seem unnecessary to convert HTML files into Web objects since HTML files are already viewable in a browser. However, when you run a WebSpeed application, you are running Web objects on a WebSpeed agent. WebSpeed agents cannot process HTML files directly; they can only execute r-code. Therefore, simple or static HTML files must be first converted to r-code so they can be regenerated by a WebSpeed agent.
The Eclipse WTP framework includes a wizard for creating standard HTML files (File > New > Other > Web > HTML File).