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Object Format for Parts Mernagement of Dynamic Web Contens Creation System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013314D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Hajime Tsuchitani Kazuhiro Minami Kohji Zettsu

Abstract

Disclosed is an object format for exchange electronic resources over the Internet. It provides generic object format that encapsulates data, a part (software program), and metadata into an object. In a dynamic web contents creation system, system needs to explore data and part that are necessary to create a web page. To do this, metadata (data about data) helps exploring them and choosing appropriate one for a web page. By encapsulating data, a part, and metadata into an object, distribution and interoperability of electronic resources become more easily. To exchange electronic resources over firewalls, XML[1] format is used as external representation of the object. Metadata of the object format is machine-readable information written in RDF[2]. It enables applications such as dynamic web contents creation system to select appropriate part and data without human intervention. And an author of a dynamic web page can find proper part and data quickly. Figure 1 shows registration of data, a part, and metadata to a parts management system. m etadata