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Paper on use of selectors for adaptive hypermedia

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 20:55:23 +0100
Message-ID: <15427.14251.240371.756378@jfouffa.inria.fr>
To: www-style@w3.org
A PhD student, Michael Kraus
<michael.kraus@informatik.uni-muenchen.de>, has written a paper on an
alternative (or: extended) use of CSS and XPath selectors, to allow a
page to be adapted based on the user's profile.

By defining an XML format for the user's preferences and history and
then considering that the page that the user is viewing is
conceptually inside that profile, he can create contextual selectors
that depend not only on the structure of the page, but also on the
user profile.

This is thus a form of personalization on the client-side, without
cookies or session identifiers.

I haven't read the whole paper myself yet, but if you are interested,
the paper is:

  François Bry and Michael Kraus
  "Adaptive Hypermedia made simple using HTML/XML Style Sheet Selectors"

It is 10 pages long. The author welcomes comments.

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