Web TimeCapture is a browser-based attorney productivity application that allows you to capture time via the Internet, anywhere, anytime.

There are differences on how you enter information in a browser-based application compared to a Windows GUI-based application.

In a web application, you are working with Web pages. Web TimeCapture uses both of the following methods to make the contents of a Web page change dynamically, or appear to change dynamically, like in a Windows application:

  • The content of a Web page is modified locally by using Javascript or another browser plug-in technology. For instance, by changing the hourly rate, you can automatically calculate the amount based on the hours entered times the rate.
  • The request is sent to the server and the server calculates the hours and the rate to get the amount, and then returns the updated page.
  • Web TimeCapture uses the first method, which is faster, for any task that has a calculation that can be performed locally.
  • Web TimeCapture uses the second method when it needs to retrieve information from the database server, which contains all of Web TimeCapture’s information. In this method, the browser submits the page to the Web server to process the request, renders a new page, and returns to the browser.

Because Web TimeCapture retrieves information from the database server, you must submit requests to the server by clicking a button or a hyperlink. For example, entering a Matter ID in an edit box will not automatically validate the Matter ID, nor it will fill the caption box. If you are not sure about the validity of a matter, you can click the lookup button to find the valid matter. Similarly, the application will not validate a Task Code and an Activity Code without the user explicitly clicking the Task Code or Activity Code lookup button. Web TimeCapture validates the information in a time entry before saving it to the database.

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