Towards a reusable and reconfigurable WWW, system-level issues and approaches in software development.

Buchanan, William J and Brown, Evan (2002) Towards a reusable and reconfigurable WWW, system-level issues and approaches in software development. IEEE 26th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference,. 814 - 815. ISSN 0730 3157

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Reuse and component design have extensively been applied to software engineering, but reuse and formal design methods in WWW-based system is still in its infancy. Most WWW developers currently design WWW content for the most efficient delivery and do not focus on these factors. This is because, at present, any extra code added to WWW components is often seen as non-essential. This resistance will be overcome over the next few years as the way that uses view content, and the way that they connect to the WWW changes. It is thus more likely that WWW pages will become more refined, and require much shorter design cycles than they typical have now. The key to this will thus be reuse, and in new application models which improved they way that content can be viewed, and reused. With the acceptance of XML (eXtensible Markup Language) as a standard modelling language, there will be an increase in the usage of formal modelling languages, which integrate the WWW with the application domain. A good example of this is EML (Education Modelling Language), which tries to model the education process in a formal way, which can be easily interpreted within a WWW browser.

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Print ISSN: 0730 3157
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Uncontrolled Keywords: World Wide Web; re-use; reconfigurable; component design; XML; EML;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3991
Depositing User: Professor Bill Buchanan
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2010 18:47
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 10:50

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