Although fast becoming an also-ran in the Web browser market, Oracle
plans to march on as it unveils
a new version of its PowerBrowser at Internet World on Tuesday.
The company plans to add Java support to the new 1.5 version of
PowerBrowser, which will be available in beta form as a free download from
the Oracle Web site. A source close to the company described the upgraded
version as a database
query, development and publishing tool that creates pages viewable with any
Web browser. Like version 1.0 of PowerBrowser, the upgrade will ship with
Oracle Personal Server free of charge.
Originally introduced at Internet World in Boston last fall, PowerBrowser
1.0 features support for Visual Basic and will support Visual Basic script
when Microsoft releases it.