A Runtime System for Interactive Web Services

Claus Brabrand, Anders Møller, Anders Sandholm, and Michael I. Schwartzbach


Interactive web services are increasingly replacing traditional static web pages. Producing web services seems to require a tremendous amount of laborious low-level coding due to the primitive nature of CGI programming. We present ideas for an improved runtime system for interactive web services built on top of CGI running on virtually every combination of browser and HTTP/CGI server. The runtime system has been implemented and used extensively in <bigwig>, a tool for producing interactive web services.

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