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Functional Programming in Scheme
Authoring of web materials

Several different approaches to web authoring can be identified

  • Writing the document in a markup language

    • HTML - low level and non-extensible

    • XML - requires subsequent transformations or specification of the document rendering

  • Using a visual tool - a structure editor on top of the markup language

    • Good for low skill users

    • Difficult to manage large and complex materials

  • Transforming the document from another format

    • Will often result in a web edition of a paper document

    • Difficult to make effective use of the WWW's hypertext potentials

  • Writing the document in a programming language

    • Potentially good for users with programming skills

    • To be explored in this lecture