Crespo, Arturo and Bier, Eric A. (1997) WebWriter: A Browser-Based Editor for Constructing Web Applications. COMPUTER NETWORKS AND ISDN SYSTEMS (May 1996) vol.28, no.7-11, p. 1291-306. .
Constructing server-based Web applications requires creating both Web pages and programs that generate Web pages. This requires a knowledge of the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) protocol, and a programming language, such as C++, Python, or Perl. While this is not a barrier for programmers, it is for non-programmers. This paper describes WebWriter, an integrated system for constructing Web applications that supports the creation of Web pages by non-programmers. WebWriter includes a direct manipulation Web page editor, the WebWriter Editor, which runs in a Web browser as a CGI service, and the WebWriter Page Generator, which creates new pages as an application runs. As in HyperCard, users create a Web application as a stack of pages, where each page can contain output regions that are filled in at runtime by a script. This paper describes the WebWriter system, issues of server-based authoring tools, and some example applications.
|Additional Information:||Previous number = SIDL-WP-1997-0060|
|Subjects:||Computer Science > Digital Libraries|
|Related URLs:||Project Homepage||http://www-diglib.stanford.edu/diglib/pub/|
|Deposited By:||Import Account|
|Deposited On:||28 Oct 2001 16:00|
|Last Modified:||07 Oct 2008 12:13|
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