A Method for Dynamic Linking and Contextual Extension of Independent Systems
Original Publication Date: 2003-Nov-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Nov-28
Many systems are created by assembling sub-components together, with neither the components, nor the final structure being known ahead of time. Such systems still need to operate as one structure, and need to be extendable in an open fashion. This flexibility should allow the overall system to be assembled from available components after deployment. This implies, too, that a component provider should not have to preassemble components or modify configuration data corresponding to a specific set of components, or corresponding to a fixed root final system structure.