Goose, Stuart, Dale, Jonathan, Hill, Gary J., DeRoure, David C. and Hall, Wendy
An Open Framework for Integrating Widely Distributed Hypermedia Resources.
Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Computing Systems.
The success of the WWW has served as an illustration of how hypermedia functionality can enhance access to large amounts of distributed information. However, the WWW and many other distributed hypermedia systems offer very simple forms of hypermedia functionality which are not easily applied to existing applications and data formats, and cannot easily incorporate alternative functions which would aid hypermedia navigation to and from existing documents that have not been developed with hypermedia access in mind. This paper describes the extension to a distributed environment of the open hypermedia functionality of the Microcosm system, which is designed to support the provision of hypermedia access to a wide range of source material and application, and to offer straightforward extension of the system to incorporate new forms of information access.
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