The Exploit Interactive e-journal  was
funded by the European Commission's Telematics For Libraries Programme.
Seven issues were published from May 1999 and October 2000.
Problem Being Addressed
The original proposal outlined a technical architecture for the e-journal.
In addition the workplan included a mid-term technical review which would
provide an opportunity to evaluate the technical architecture and provide an
opportunity to implement enhancements which were felty necessary or desirable.
This document summaries the developments which were made.
The Approach Taken
A summary of the mid-project technical developments to Exploit Interactive
where published as an article in the e-journal . The main
- Enhanced Searching
- An enhanced search facility was released, which made use of the Dublin Core metadata.
- Automated Notification
- The external Netmind service was used to provide an automated notification service
when a new issue was released,
- Enhanced 404 Page
- An enhanced version of the 404 error page was released, which included
Exploit Interactive branding, a navigational bar and a search facility.
- Improved Style Sheet Support
- The Exploit Interactive style sheet file was enhanced to improve the appearance
of the Web site.
- Enhanced Features
- The template for the Web site was enhanced in order to enable a variety of new
service to be integrated, such as HTML validation, accessibility checks and automated
translation of articles.
During the lifetime of the e-journal a number of the externally-hosted services
Things We Would Do Differently
The project workplan allowed us to review the technical architecture of the
e-journal. This allowed us flexibility to enhance the project deliverable. We will
seek to ensure that future project proposals allow such flexibility.
- Exploit Interactive,
- Behind the Exploit Interactive Web Site,
Brian Kelly, Exploit Interactive, issue 4, January 2000
University of Bath
Tel: 01225 383943