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SOFTWARE: Chrono v1.0: Automatic "What's New" Tool announcement

From: Lee Chen <lchen@cpsc.ucalgary.ca>
Date: Mon, 13 May 1996 00:22:42 -0600 (MDT)
Message-Id: <199605130622.AAA10108@dk.cpsc.ucalgary.ca>
To: www-talk@w3.org
Cc: lchen@fsa.cpsc.ucalgary.ca (Lee Chen)


CHRONO (Chronological Awareness Tool)
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CHRONO is a tool for maintaining "what's new" information for a
web site. It automatically generates a HTML document that details
recent creation/modification of webpages in reverse chronological
order.

Frequently, visitors of a website would want to know what new
relevant information resources (e.g., webpages, pictures,
programs) have been created and modified recently. Such
chronological awareness for visitors has often provided via
"What's New" pages maintained by website administrators. However
such a manual scheme for chronological awareness relies on timely
update made by the administrators.

CHRONO alleviates such maintenance task from the site
administrators. In addition, it provides site visitors a more
reliable, consistent, and accurate "What's New" awareness. One
main advantage of CHRONO is that once it's set, it will
automatically generates chronological awareness information for
visitors without the time-consuming, error-prone way of manually
updating "What's New" page.


Summary of CHRONO Main Features
=================================
     
1.   Automatically generates "What's New" index webpages.

2.   By default, CHRONO monitors newly modified HTML pages.

3    Can be set up to monitors other information resources (e.g.,
     GIF or JPEG picture files, .AU or .WAV audio files).

4.   Titles of indexed HTML pages are hyperlinks to the pages.

5.   Provides flexible indexing-controls for site administrators.
     

Availability
============

For more information on CHRONO and how to obtain a free copy for
your website, look at:

     http://ksi.cpsc.ucalgary.ca:8008/cgi-bin/release?tw1

For any questions, contact:

     Lee Li-Jen Chen
     Knowledge Science Institute
     University of Calgary
     Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N-1N4
     Email: lchen@cpsc.ucalgary.ca
Received on Monday, 13 May 1996 02:21:40 GMT

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