Distributed Coordination and Workflow on the World Wide Web
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- Grasso, A., Meunier, JL., Pagani, D. et al. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) (1997) 6: 175. doi:10.1023/A:1008652312739
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This paper describes WebFlow, an environment thatsupports distributed coordination services on theWorld Wide Web. WebFlow leverages the HTTP Webtransport protocol and consists of a number of toolsfor the development of applications that require thecoordination of multiple, distributed servers.Typical applications of WebFlow include distributeddocument workspaces, inter/intra-enterprise workflow,and electronic commerce. In this paper we describe thegeneral WebFlow architecture for distributedcoordination, and then focus on the environment fordistributed workflow.