The V6 Engine

Ghost Rider

Bernard Lang and François Rouaix
INRIA
March 14, 1996

Presented at the WWW5 Workshop: Programming the Web - in search for APIs

Abstract : WWW browsers may be seen as the composition of a multimedia interface, and a set of internet communications facilities. We propose (like some other authors) to extend the communications/processing functionalities by means of filters placed on the communication lines. The originality of this proposal lies in an architecture to efficiently compose filters, and in a simple use of the HTTP protocol, without extensions, to control the configuration of the set of filters, as well as the configuration of services embedded in each filter. We list a number of applications that show that existing communication protocols are sufficient for a very wide range of browser enhancement, with little need for other APIs.

Bernard.Lang@inria.fr, Francois.Rouaix@inria.fr
INRIA
B.P. 105
78153 Le Chesnay CEDEX
France
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