Integration of Multiple Tailoring Interfaces in Compositional Web Applications

  • Igor Mejuev
  • Masahiro Higashida
  • Tohru Shimanaka
  • Noriyuki Makino
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A tailorable software system is defined as a system that can continue its evolution after deployment in order to adapt to particular work situation and meet the diverse needs of its users. The initial cost of developing easily tailorable systems is the main reason why the majority of currently deployed software products lack this feature. In this paper, we will outline a method of declaring independence from a set of fixed tailoring interfaces as a way to deal with the problem. The approach introduced below allows multiple tailoring interfaces to be integrated within an application instance. We will show how the multiplicity of tailoring interfaces, based on compositional markup specifications can be used to reduce development costs related to easily tailorable WWW systems. Our approach will be discussed in the context of the VEDICI implementation framework as applied to the development of interactive multimedia courseware for the Web.


Composite Component Reusable Component Document Type Definition Usability Inspection Reduce Development Cost 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Igor Mejuev
    • 1
  • Masahiro Higashida
    • 1
  • Tohru Shimanaka
    • 1
  • Noriyuki Makino
    • 1
  1. 1.Solid Square East TowerPFU Ltd.Saiwa-ku, Kawasaki-city KanagawaJapan

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