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Blueprint: A Continuation-Based Web Framework

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A relatively recent trend in the web framework world is the use of continuations to model user-interaction. This paper shows the design and implementation of such a framework using a dialect of the functional language Scheme. We will show that Scheme, or any other Lisp-like language, is an adequate language for web development due to its use of s-expressions and its functional nature. Our web framework will use s-expressions to represent layout information in a manner similar to HTML. The generated web pages are represented as XML and are then transformed to XHTML by means of an XSL transformation.

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  • Logic Program Model
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  • Lisp Dialect
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Muscar, A., Cosulschi, M. (2009). Blueprint: A Continuation-Based Web Framework. In: Papadopoulos, G.A., Badica, C. (eds) Intelligent Distributed Computing III. Studies in Computational Intelligence, vol 237. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03214-1_31

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