Direct Access Contexts

Direct access contexts are quite different from transition-related contexts and do not require any administrative setup. These contexts do not execute in response to an SBM event. They are invoked when the server receives a URL of a certain form or encounters a certain HTML template tag. The following direct access contexts are available.

If an HTML template contains the server-side instruction "$SCRIPT" (with proper parameters), the server runs the specified script. The $SCRIPT instruction has three valid forms where "..." denotes zero or more optional comma-separated parameters:

To interpret the first $SCRIPT parameter, the SBM server determines whether all characters are digits. If so, the parameter is taken as the script's TS_ID. Otherwise, the parameter is taken as the script's name, unless the first parameter is SCRIPTUUID.