The Essence of Form Abstraction
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- Cooper E., Lindley S., Wadler P., Yallop J. (2008) The Essence of Form Abstraction. In: Ramalingam G. (eds) Programming Languages and Systems. APLAS 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5356. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Abstraction is the cornerstone of high-level programming; HTML forms are the principal medium of web interaction. However, most web programming environments do not support abstraction of form components, leading to a lack of compositionality. Using a semantics based on idioms, we show how to support compositional form construction and give a convenient syntax.
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