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A Distributed Scientific Data Archive Using the Web, XML and SQL/MED

A Distributed Scientific Data Archive Using the Web, XML and SQL/MED
A Distributed Scientific Data Archive Using the Web, XML and SQL/MED
We have developed a web-based architecture and user interface for fast storage, searching and retrieval of large, distributed, files resulting from scientific simulations. We demonstrate that the new DATALINK type defined in the draft SQL Management of External Data Standard can help to overcome problems associated with limited bandwidth when trying to archive large files using the web. We also show that separating the user interface specification from the user interface processing can provide a number of advantages. We provide a tool to generate automatically a default user interface specification, in the form of an XML document, for a given database. This facilitates deployment of our system by users with little web or database development experience. The XML document can be customised to change the appearance of the interface.
56-62
Papiani, Mark
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Wason, Jasmin L
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Dunlop, Alistair N
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Papiani, Mark
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Dunlop, Alistair N
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Papiani, Mark, Wason, Jasmin L, Dunlop, Alistair N and Nicole, Denis A (1999) A Distributed Scientific Data Archive Using the Web, XML and SQL/MED. SIGMOD Record, 28 (3), 56-62.

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We have developed a web-based architecture and user interface for fast storage, searching and retrieval of large, distributed, files resulting from scientific simulations. We demonstrate that the new DATALINK type defined in the draft SQL Management of External Data Standard can help to overcome problems associated with limited bandwidth when trying to archive large files using the web. We also show that separating the user interface specification from the user interface processing can provide a number of advantages. We provide a tool to generate automatically a default user interface specification, in the form of an XML document, for a given database. This facilitates deployment of our system by users with little web or database development experience. The XML document can be customised to change the appearance of the interface.

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Published date: September 1999
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 250893
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/250893
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Date deposited: 06 Nov 2001
Last modified: 23 May 2018 16:38

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Author: Mark Papiani
Author: Jasmin L Wason
Author: Alistair N Dunlop
Author: Denis A Nicole

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