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Author-Oriented Link Management

Creech, Michael

HPL-96-44

Keyword(s): author-oriented link management, WWW, web authoring, enterprise, CLT/WW


Abstract: Currently, a major issue with the World Wide Web (WWW) is link management-keeping web structures consistent whenever pages are moved, deleted, or changed. This paper describes a link management technique that helps authors ensure the consistency of their content. This technique, called the change log table/web-walk (CLT/WW) approach, is based on web operations that log the gross changes made by authors to their web pages. We discuss the interesting properties of this approach, including: managing cross-site linking of many web sites, ease of integration into existing content management systems, and decoupling web operations from link management. This issues surrounding this technique and potential extensions to this approach are also discussed.

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