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Overcoming the Multiplicity of Languages and Technologies for Web-Based Development Using a Multi-paradigm Approach

  • Sameh El-Ansary
  • Donatien Grolaux
  • Peter Van Roy
  • Mahmoud Rafea
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3389)

Abstract

In this paper, we present QHTML, a library for building Web-based applications in Oz. QHTML provides the Oz programmer with a basic set of abstractions through which creating Web-based interfaces becomes similar to traditional graphical toolkits. In the mean time, QHTML is an experiment investigating whether a single language can replace the numerous ad-hoc combined languages/technologies currently used for building Web-based interfaces. QHTML is realized thanks to the multi-paradigm features of the Oz programming language, which supports symbolic data structures, a functional programming style, an object-oriented style and concurrency via dataflow and lightweightthreads.

Keywords

Graphical User Interface Scalable Vector Graphic Remote Procedure Call Window Show Document Object Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sameh El-Ansary
    • 1
  • Donatien Grolaux
    • 2
  • Peter Van Roy
    • 2
  • Mahmoud Rafea
    • 1
  1. 1.Swedish Institute of Computer ScienceSweden
  2. 2.Université catholique de LouvainBelgium

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