ERIC Number: ED411857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Highly Interactive WWW Services: A New Type of Information Sources.
Vanouplines, Patrick; Nieuwenhuysen, P.
The World Wide Web is evolving from a collection of texts linked by hypertext and hypermedia toward services that operate interactively with the information user, and which offer results through use of a broad spectrum of tools. This paper presents a collection of interactive WWW services. The services are classified on the basis of the client software required to access them. The evolution of WWW services is shown with examples. In the future, more services will probably produce multimedia results based on information located on several distributed servers, in a close interaction with the user. This paper provides a brief description of the evolution of the WWW, describes and classifies advanced applications that are available on the Web, and discusses how the WWW might and should develop further. The selection of interactive sites is discussed. Items representative of the whole collection are listed by category and have a brief description in addition to their uniform resource locators (URLs). Categories include: meta search engines; HTML checkers; work and text; science and engineering; atlases and maps; games; and other collections of interactive WWW services. (Contains 18 references.) (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Belgium