An overview on XML initiatives to bring modularization to web application development

The increasing growth in size and complexity of web applications requires a systematic way to web application development that is able to incorporate the stringent demands imposed on both the development and maintenance of these systems. In the past a common strategy to alleviate these problems has been modularization. This paper outlines distinct initiatives within the XML research that attempt to present alternatives for accomplishing modularization at distinct levels of a Web application. The initiatives compared in this paper include XLink, the Web Composition Markup Language, the Web Object Composition Model, and the Interactive Web Service endeavour, and they are presented together with examples.

  • IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2002, Pages 435-443, Lisboa (Portugal)

  • November, 2002

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