|Oracle8i JDBC Developer's Guide and Reference
Oracle Application Server is a collection of middleware services and tools that provide a scalable, robust, secure, and extensible platform for distributed, object-oriented applications. Oracle Application Server supports access to applications from both Web clients (browsers) using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), and CORBA clients, which use the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) and the Internet Inter-ORB Protocol (IIOP).
You can use the JDBC OCI drivers on a middle tier in conjunction with Oracle Web Application Server versions 3.0 and higher. The Oracle Web Application Server bundles JDBC with its distribution. For more information on the use of JDBC and the Oracle Web Application Server, see your Oracle Web Application Server documentation.