Web-for-Web: A Tool for Evolving Data-Driven Web Applications

The Web enables us to place large collections of information, stored in databases all over the world, at the disposal of people all over the world. In principle, it is not difficult to publish the information from a database on the Web because the technology exists. However, it may be a time consuming effort to define all the web pages needed for consulting and possible also for updating the information. If in addition the underlying database tends to evolve in time, web pages have to be defined over and over again. In this paper we describe a tool, Web-for-Web, that allows to build, in an easy and fast way, web applications for consulting and maintaining information stored in a database and in addition allows to readily adapt those web applications to changes to the database structure. To realize this, the tool makes use of Meta data, XML and XSL.
Publication Reference
De Troyer, O., De Greef, J., Stuer, P.: "Web-for-Web: A Tool for Evolving Data-Driven Web Applications", Proceeding of WWW2002 Workshop on Real world RDF and Semantic Web applications (also on http://www.cs.rutgers.edu/~shklar/www11/), Eds. Vipul Kashyap and Leon Shklar, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (2002)