FlexXML: Engineering a more flexible and adaptable web

A. Kaplan, J. Lunn

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations


Engineering applications for the World Wide Web is becoming increasingly difficult. Web engineers are forced to contend with a heterogeneous collection of Web services, which differ in terms of available bandwidth, display quality and connection type. Faced with these sources of heterogeneity, Web engineers often publish separate, typically redundant Web sites, each of which is tailored into a specific Web device. This paper describes an XML-based approach, called FlexXML, thant enables a more flexible and adaptable Web. Using FlexXML, a Web engineer publishes a single Web site, using XML to describe the site's content and XSL to specify a collection of style sheets. FlexXML allows a Web user to specify a document quality (e.g., text- or graphics-based) that they desire from a Web site. Based upon the Web user's preferences and browser environment, the FlexXML framework automatically selects a suitable XSL style sheet, creates the document and delivers the appropriate content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Information Technology
Subtitle of host publicationCoding and Computing, ITCC 2001
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0769510620, 9780769510620
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing, ITCC 2001 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Apr 2 2001Apr 4 2001

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing, ITCC 2001


OtherInternational Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing, ITCC 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Software


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