Solent - A Platform for Distributed Open Hypermedia Applications

  • Siegfried Reich
  • Jon Griffiths
  • David E. Millard
  • Hugh C. Davis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1677)


Today’s open hypermedia systems (OHS) provide middle-ware services for a range of hypertext applications. However, configuration and adaptation to specific applications’ requirements is a tedious task. Research has been conducted into further splitting hypermedia middleware systems up into sets of interacting components that can be combined, extended and configured dynamically. These component-based open hypermedia systems (CB-OHS) allow for better adaptability, configurability and also interoperability amongst hypermedia middleware systems themselves.

Described is the Solent component-based open hypermedia system. In particular, we focus on architecture, dynamic service discovery and invocation as well as the storage interface, which allows for storage and retrieval of arbitrary hierarchical structures encoded in XML.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Siegfried Reich
    • 1
  • Jon Griffiths
    • 1
  • David E. Millard
    • 1
  • Hugh C. Davis
    • 1
  1. 1.Multimedia Research GroupUniversity of SouthamptonUK

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