A REST Framework for Dynamic Client Environments

  • Erik Albert
  • Sudarshan S. ChawatheEmail author


The REST Framework for Dynamic Client Environments (RFDE) is a method for building RESTful Web applications that fully exploit the diverse and rich feature-sets of modern client environments while retaining functionality in the absence of these features. For instance, we describe how an application may use a modern JavaScript library to enhance interactivity and end-user experience while also maintaining usability when the library is unavailable to the client (perhaps due to incompatible software). These methods form a framework that we have developed as part of our work on a Web application for presenting large volumes of scientific datasets to nonspecialists.


Client Side Default State Event Handler Scalable Vector Graphic Style Sheet 
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This work was supported in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation grant EAR-1027960 and the University of Maine.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of MaineOronoUSA

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