WWW <-> DB

Ingo Macherius (inim@mwe.hvr.scn.de)
Wed, 12 Jul 1995 01:59:53 +0200 (MET DST)


I am doing a master thesis about "Requirements of a document administration
system for hypertext documents" for the Technical University of Clausthal,

My plan is to store all documents and scripts in a DB. Some methods
shall work on the documents. Links shall be seperated from the documents
to ensure link integrity within the server (keyword: bidirectional links).
At any time given one shall be able to transform the DB into a plain
server. Another concept could be to access all documents via CGI scripts,
e.g. <A HREF="http://foo.bar.edu/gimmepage?bla">.
I don't know if I manage to implement such a system. At least I will try
to specify requirements and suggest concepts.
I am aware of related concepts like Hyper-G or some SGML applications.

My questions are:
Is someone working on similar topics ?
Are there servers using similar techniques ?
Are there books or papers (academic or commercial) dealing with my topic ?
Is there existing software, commercial or academic ?
Do Daemon authors plan to add comperable abilities to their servers ?

I'd like to discuss problems related to my topic with people interested.
I just don't know which basis (in this list ? in a list I could start
on my own ? with private mail ?) would be best.

Disclaimer: My thesis is sponsored by a company (SIEMENS AG, Hannover,
Germany). So I am moving between campus and commercial environment.
Flame me if you think this is annoying. This mail is posted to
www-talk and www-rdb. A german version has been submitted to www-de@leo.org.

Any hint will be gratefully accepted !

Virtually yours,

Ingo Macherius, GCS, doing my master thesis at SIEMENS MWE, Hannover 
Email: inim@mwe.hvr.scn.de (SIEMENS) Macherius@rz.tu-clausthal.de (Campus)
WWW  : http://www.rz.tu-clausthal.de/~inim/ 
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