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Hypertext Application Design using a Model-Based Approach

  • B. Schröcksnadl
  • K. Meusel
  • W. Zucker
  • J. Schiff
  • M. Thüring
Conference paper
Part of the Informatik aktuell book series (INFORMAT)

Abstract

In this paper, the first results of the ESPRIT project HYTEA (HYperTExt Authoring) will be presented. HYTEA aims at supporting the construction of large and complex hypertext/hypermedia (“HT/HM”) applications. For this purpose, the Hypertext Design Model (HDM) is introduced which serves as a high-level data structure for hyperdocument design. Within HYTEA, a variety of prototype applications are specified and implemented that use HDM as a modelling device. In order to exemplify this approach, we will describe one application in detail: the design of a hypertext online documentation for a user manual of the forms processing system SIFORM. Another objective of HYTEA is the development of tools which are conceptually based on HDM and provide a graphical interface for easy and efficient hyperdocument authoring. Two of these tools will be presented in order to illustrate the HYTEA approach for the design and maintenance of HT/HM applications.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Schröcksnadl
    • 1
  • K. Meusel
    • 1
  • W. Zucker
    • 1
  • J. Schiff
    • 1
  • M. Thüring
    • 2
  1. 1.ZFE BT SE 22Siemens AGMünchen 83Germany
  2. 2.GMD-IPSIDarmstadtGermany

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