UC04: Objectives

On successful completion of this course, the student, with the aid of the appropriate reference materials, should be able to:

  1. Code, compile, bind, debug, deploy, and maintain CGIs written in COBOL for the z/OS environment
  2. Handle GET and POST requests: analyze and take action, as appropriate, such as
    * Parse and decode a QUERY_STRING value for GET
    * Gather in the stdin data for POST, then
    – Save a file as is or translated to EBCDIC on the mainframe, for POST
  3. Produce responses that are dynamically created HTML pages or redirection to existing pages
  4. Access environment variables
  5. Access DB2 data (optional: depends if DB2 installed and lab set up done)
  6. Access VSAM KSDS data by primary key or alternate index
  7. Put out XHTML encoded in UTF-16, to provide a truly international aspect to your website
  8. Submit jobs to the batch from a CGI (optional; may not be appropriate in all environments).

Note: Although the content here applies generally to HTML and XHTML, our focus is on using HTML 5

Note: This course supports the HTTP server provided free with z/OS and the ported Apache server

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