JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 8(10): 881-891, doi: 10.3217/jucs-008-10-0881
Design for All as a Challenge for Hypermedia Engineering
expand article infoVolker Mattick
‡ Chair of Programming Systems and Compiler Construction, FuLDIT Research Group, University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
Open Access
Design for All is an important challenge for hypermedia engineering. We analyze this challenge and show that it is necessary to find a way of describing partially designed hypermedia documents that can then be transformed into different hypermedia applications according to user needs and call this concept "semi-documents". We sketch similarities and differences to existing formalisms and conclude that there are three areas in which functional languages can make a contribution: the development of an embedded special-purpose language for describing semi-documents, the building of generators which produce hypermedia applications from semi-document, and the realization of support tools for the development of semi-documents.
hypermedia engineering, functional programming, design techniques