.A5W File Extension
File Type 1Alpha Five Webpage File
What is an A5W file?
Server-side webpage used by Alpha Five, a rapid application development (RAD) tool used for creating Web applications; similar to an .ASP or .PHP page but is written using Alpha Five syntax; often contains dynamic webpage components such as dialogs and forms; used for developing desktop-like applications that run in a Web browser.
A5W files contain standard webpage code as well as source code written in using Alpha Five syntax. The Alpha Five source code is demarcated by the open and close tags <%a5 and a5>. When a user's Web browser requests an A5W webpage, the Alpha Five server parses the Alpha Five source code and then returns the resulting webpage to the user's browser.
NOTE: Since A5W files are webpages, you may see a trailing ".a5w" in your browser's URL when going to an Alpha Five application page, similarly to how you would see a trailing ".html" for a plain HTML webpage.
File Type 2Authorware 5 Windows File
This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.
.A5W File Association 2
Unpackaged Authorware project created with Authorware 5 for Windows; editable project format that has not yet been packaged for distribution.
Authorware 7 was the last version developed by Macromedia before Macromedia was acquired by Adobe Systems.