A presentation on Future-Proofing Your Web Service was given at the ILRT
Lunchbyte seminar on Friday 21 July 2000 at ILRT, University of Bristol.
Many Web developers will of heard of RDF, XML, XSL and many other TLAs.
But what are they? When will they arrive? Do I really need them? Will I have
to throw away my Web site in order to move to a next generation of the Web
(as happened with Gopher)?
In this LunchByte Seminar Brian Kelly, UKOLN, University of Bath, will describe
some of the new developments on the Web and the implications for Web site
- [Powerpoint 97/2000 format] -
The following Web sites may be demonstrated in the seminar.
- Example of an academic Web site which provides a commercial news feed.
- Screaming Media
- Example of a commercial Web site which provides news feed.
- Cultivate Interactive
- Example of a Web magazine which uses a remote statistical service.
- Example of a remote, Web-based content management system.
- Example of a mailing list with value-added Web service.
- Example of a remote Intranet management system.
- Using Externally-Hosted Web Services
- Ariadne, issue 23
Externally-Hosted Web Services: : Good Idea or Bad?
- Slides from talk at JUSW, July 2000
Surveys Of The University of Bristol Web Site
A number of automated surveys of the University of Bristol Web Site
have been carried out:
- Accessibility Audit
- The Bobby Java application was used to report on the accessibility of the
main University of Bristol Web Site on 17 July 2000 (to level 4 links only).
- MS SiteServer Analysis
- The MS SiteServer Analysis program was used to carry out a partial survey of
report main University of Bristol Web Site on 18 July 2000.
- The Netcraft service was used to report on the
Web servers used in
the University of Bristol domain.
- Link Coverage
- AltaVista was used to report on the number of links to resources on Web servers
in the University of Bristol domain.
Nos. of links to Bristol (main Web site) -
Nos. of links to Bristol (all Web sites)
- Nos. Of Resources Indexed
- AltaVista was used to report on the number of pages indexed.
Nos. of pages on main Web site -
Nos. of pages on all Web sites