C3W: clipping, connecting and cloning for the web

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C3W: clipping, connecting and cloning for the web
Many of today's Web applications support just simple trial-anderror retrievals: supply one set of parameters, obtain one set of results. For a user who wants to examine a number of alternative retrievals, this form of interaction is inconvenient and frustrating. It can be hard work to keep finding and adjusting the parameterspecification widgets buried in a Web page, and to remember or record each result set. Moreover, when using diverse Web applications in combination ? transferring result data from one into the parameters for another ? the lack of an easy way to automate that transfer merely increases the frustration. Our solution is to integrate techniques for each of three key activities: clipping elements from Web pages to wrap an application; connecting wrapped applications using spreadsheet-like formulas; and cloning the interface elements so that several sets of parameters and results may be handled in parallel. We describe a prototype that implements this solution, showi...
Aran Lunzer, Jun Fujima, Kasper Hornbæk, Yuz
Added 22 Nov 2009
Updated 22 Nov 2009
Type Conference
Year 2004
Where WWW
Authors Aran Lunzer, Jun Fujima, Kasper Hornbæk, Yuzuru Tanaka
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