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The Design and Implementation of an Open Hypermedia System

Hall, Wendy, Heath, Ian, Hill, Gary J., Davis, Hugh C. and Wilkins, Robert J. (1992) The Design and Implementation of an Open Hypermedia System s.n.

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This paper describes the design and implementation of Microcosm, an open hypermedia system. It examines the limitations of the initial prototype and describes the redesign that resulted in Microcosm version 2.0,.as well as details of its implementation. The new model has a greatly enhanced filter mechanism for handling the back-end processes of the system, such as link database access. The filter system can be easily extended and used to implement new functions within Microcosm. The paper describes how this capability has been utilised to provide a simple set of navigation tools. Finally the paper explores the implications of the model and potential future enhancements.

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Published date: 1992
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 250784
PURE UUID: 91c41b8c-6e2d-422e-8cc2-e6edc41c804d
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD
ORCID for Hugh C. Davis: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 16 Sep 1999
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:33

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Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD
Author: Ian Heath
Author: Gary J. Hill
Author: Hugh C. Davis ORCID iD
Author: Robert J. Wilkins

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