HanWEB Upgraded version step up for global renovation to prevent IP shortage

(Hong Kong, 30 Jul 2012)

With the tremendous growth of internet users, the most-commonly used version of IP address (IPv4) is facing an exhaustion issue and will be replaced by an alternative - IPv6. Last year, over 400 global organizations including mainstream websites and web service providers had deployed IPv6 for corporate operation (Sources from: ZDNet.com, June-06-2012). In preparation for the depletion of IP addresses under IPv4, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) has devoted to support and promote IPv6 in Hong Kong and played a leading role in IPv6 adaptation.

Earlier in 2008, KanHan Technologies Limited (hereafter called KanHan Technologies) has foreseen the need of internet development and launched a major version upgrade to its awards winning HanWEB Publishing Server (HanWEB 4.0). One of the key features is the capability in supporting IPv6 128-bit IP address. Since the first launch in 2001, HanWEB has become the dominant leader in providing a real-time conversion technology for websites between Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese contents. Over 90% of the Hong Kong SAR government departments and many large enterprises have applied HanWEB into the interface of their websites. In addition to the enhancement of supporting IPv6, highlight features including:

  • Enhanced vocabulary conversion technology and expanded vocabulary databases ensuring conversion results more aligned with Mainland China's customary usage of Chinese
  • Support more web programming languages including Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), HTML, XML/RSS, XSLT, JavaScript, AJAX, Java Server Pages (JSP), Active Server Page (ASP), PHP
  • Incorporate W3C (The World Wide Web Consortium) standard with no modification to HTML link information in resulting pages
  • Enhanced SSL support
  • New transaction log mechanism providing webmasters easy review on conversion status

In the year of 2012, Development Bureau has adopted HanWEB 4.0 in departmental network infrastructure, including website development. Those websites using HanWEB 4.0 includes:

Development Bureau


Conserve and Revitalize Hong Kong Heritage


The Build Up Training Programme


The Greening


Greening, Landscape & Tree Management Section



HanWEB 4.0 example

Not only providing HanWEB robust upgraded version, but also offer trust-worthy support in technical supports, KanHan's solution will be a benefit to various corporations in the near future.