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From "Eric Esselink" <>
Subject Re: localization of content/apache server
Date Wed, 06 Aug 1997 07:28:08 GMT

The Message Compiler is part of VC 4.0. Look in :
<cd-rom drive letter>\msdev\bin 
and there is a mc.exe waiting for you.
What you created is not resource attached to the WebServer but a 
separate message dll ! You use mc to create the resource file, which 
you have to compile into a separate message dll.
You can find more info in the mc.hlp help file (same location as the

> From: Stanley Gambarin <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: localization of content/apache server
> Date: Tuesday, August 05, 1997 9:31 AM
> On Tue, 5 Aug 1997, Eric Esselink wrote:
> > Please do NOT use resource files for server side components. They are
> > for Gui tools, but not as usefull for NT services.
> > For my commercial products i'm using MS's MC  (MC= Message Compiler).
> > You simply create a text file and based on that compile and link it
> > your exe of dll.
> 	I am either going nuts or MC was not a part DevStudio 4.0, which I
> use as a base reference (string table is a string table is a string
> table). In any case, either one is fine, but there is a 
> small disadvantage:
> 	- on Un*xes, if you use a NLS message catalogs, then you can
> configure the server to use the specific catalog at runtime.  However, 
> on Win32 change of catalog would require recompilation of the server,
> which is ok for most part, but it would be nice to have a directive to
> change catalog on the fly.  
> 	One possibility is to have messages in a DLL, which is loaded 
> by the server, which would allow for runtime change of the catalog,
> however, someone more familiar with Win32 world should share some
> on the matter.
> 							Stanley.

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