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The WebConsultant - A Flexible Framework for Dynamic Web Applications

  • Andreas Turk
  • Frank Farnschläder
  • Horst Silberhorn
  • Herbert Stoyan
  • Stefan Kreutter
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1875)

Abstract

Web-based consultancy and e-commerce are important services in the rapidly growing internet market. The engineering of Web-based consultancy applications is like the engineering of Web applications in general not yet supported by a methodical approach and adequate process models. This article presents a process model for Web software engineering and an appropriate execution model for Web consultancy. The models have been used in the specification and prototypic implementation of the WebConsultant, a tool that collects customer data in a client-server architecture in order to decide on the subsequent course of the interview. The XML-application ISDL is used to define the structure and flow of interviews. The content of an ISDL-document determines the course of an interview dependent on the customer’s input. As a result, consultancy Web pages that display relevant extracts of a database are produced.

Keywords

Execution Model Flexible Framework Document Type Definition Integrate Development Environment Common Lisp 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Turk
    • 1
  • Frank Farnschläder
    • 2
  • Horst Silberhorn
    • 2
  • Herbert Stoyan
    • 2
  • Stefan Kreutter
    • 2
  1. 1.SCHEMA GmbHNurembergGermany
  2. 2.FORWISS (Bavarian Research Center for Knowledge-based Systems)ErlangenGermany

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