ERIC Number: ED482075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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A Re-Usable Software Framework for Authoring and Managing Web Exhibitions.
Breiteneder, Christian; Platzer, Hubert; Hitz, Martin
In the course of a Web development project for the Museum fur Volkerkunde in Vienna, ViEx, a reuse framework supporting authoring and managing hypermedia exhibitions, has been developed. The framework consists of three major components: a relational content database, a corresponding browser based editing interface, and a Web page generator which creates the final Web exhibition. Strict separation of content, structure and layout information promises ease of maintenance, especially in the context of multiple versions of the same exhibition to cope with different presentation languages and client platform dependencies. This paper discusses goals and motivation for the development of the framework; presents the framework itself; puts the framework development into the perspective of the project history; and discusses some advantages and drawbacks of the approach taken. In a final section the authors' current work related to ViEx is briefly described. Includes three tables and six figures. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Software, Computer Software Development, Databases, Exhibits, Foreign Countries, Hypermedia, Museums, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Austria (Vienna)