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The Microcosm Link Service and its Application to the World Wide Web

Carr, Les A., Hall, Wendy, Davis, Hugh C., DeRoure, David C. and Hollom, R. (1994) The Microcosm Link Service and its Application to the World Wide Web At Proceedings of the First WWW Conference, Geneva..

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For some time now, designers of hypermedia systems have recognised the need to move away from closed systems to open environments which separate the link structure from the data in the system, and enable separate link and data processing. The main motivations behind this development are the need to reduce authoring effort in large-scale hypermedia applications and to make them more easily modifiable, customisable and extensible. Microcosm is one such open hypermedia system which has been developed at the University of Southampton. At the heart of Microcosm is the Link Service, which allows links maintained by the system to be applied to information native to third-party applications in the host environment. This paper describes the Microcosm system and discusses the benefits of combining its link service capabilities with the WWW distributed technology.

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Published date: May 1994
Venue - Dates: Proceedings of the First WWW Conference, Geneva., 1994-05-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 250860
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Date deposited: 16 Sep 1999
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:16

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Author: Les A. Carr ORCID iD
Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD
Author: Hugh C. Davis ORCID iD
Author: David C. DeRoure ORCID iD
Author: R. Hollom

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