WWW <-> DB
I am doing a master thesis about "Requirements of a document administration
system for hypertext documents" for the Technical University of Clausthal,
My plan is to store all documents and scripts in a DB. Some methods
shall work on the documents. Links shall be seperated from the documents
to ensure link integrity within the server (keyword: bidirectional links).
At any time given one shall be able to transform the DB into a plain
server. Another concept could be to access all documents via CGI scripts,
e.g. <A HREF="http://foo.bar.edu/gimmepage?bla">.
I don't know if I manage to implement such a system. At least I will try
to specify requirements and suggest concepts.
I am aware of related concepts like Hyper-G or some SGML applications.
My questions are:
Is someone working on similar topics ?
Are there servers using similar techniques ?
Are there books or papers (academic or commercial) dealing with my topic ?
Is there existing software, commercial or academic ?
Do Daemon authors plan to add comperable abilities to their servers ?
I'd like to discuss problems related to my topic with people interested.
I just don't know which basis (in this list ? in a list I could start
on my own ? with private mail ?) would be best.
Disclaimer: My thesis is sponsored by a company (SIEMENS AG, Hannover,
Germany). So I am moving between campus and commercial environment.
Flame me if you think this is annoying. This mail is posted to
www-talk and www-rdb. A german version has been submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any hint will be gratefully accepted !
Ingo Macherius, GCS, doing my master thesis at SIEMENS MWE, Hannover
Email: email@example.com (SIEMENS) Macherius@rz.tu-clausthal.de (Campus)
WWW : http://www.rz.tu-clausthal.de/~inim/
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