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dc.contributor.author Hilton, Ronda en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-03T23:30:40Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-03T23:30:40Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03-03T23:30:40Z
dc.date.submitted January 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-10494 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/2055
dc.description.abstract The HTML DOM is the W3C standard data model for HTML documents. A web page may be viewed as a tree structure with data nodes at each level, according to the HTML DOM, to enable web applications to access it dynamically. If a web page mashes up more than one web application, the data from one web application may flow as input into another. The user may manually transfer such data piecemeal by using the mouse to cut and paste the displayed text. Instead of this tedious and error-prone repetitious method of data transfer, the mashup may contain a software agent which can dynamically integrate web applications so that data flows from one to another automatically. The user indicates the source web application, e.g. by clicking one text item in a list. The agent traverses the source web application's internal HTML DOM structure, finding all data nodes at the same level as the user-indicated data node, in an attempt to discern the selection intentions of the user. A GUI displays the agent's selected nodes in an array structure, which is part of the mashup. The user may indicate from the array structure which array element to transfer into the target web application. As proof of concept, we have built a mashup of two iframes that uses an agent which selects text and transfers it from one iframe into the form input fields of the other iframe. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Fegaras, Leonidas en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Computer Science & Engineering en_US
dc.title Web Application Integration Using Mashups en_US
dc.type M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Fegaras, Leonidas en_US
dc.degree.department Computer Science & Engineering en_US
dc.degree.discipline Computer Science & Engineering en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.S. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=180
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