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Towards Self-Managing Web Sites: The Link Integrity Problem

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Bustard, DW, Moore, AA, Higgin, D and Ayre, D (2007) Towards Self-Managing Web Sites: The Link Integrity Problem. In: Engineering of Autonomic and Autonomous Systems, 4th IEEE International Workshop. IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, California, pp. 61-67. ISBN 0-7695-2809-0 [Book section]

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Abstract

Most web sites contain faulty links. These affect the perceived quality of the information on the site and the reliability of any associated services. Despite such motivation, and a wide discussion of the issue over many years, achieving a reasonable level of link integrity across the web remains an open challenge. This paper describes some work towards clarifying and resolving that challenge. The approach taken in this paper involves the embedding of automatic checks for link integrity in each site. The problem is examined using Soft Systems Methodology, in the general context of creating and maintaining a web site to provide user information and associated services. Some experimental work towards implementing such a system is described, discussing opportunities for autonomic behaviour.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Information Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Information and Communication Engineering
ID Code:8666
Deposited By:Professor David Bustard
Deposited On:29 Feb 2012 15:04
Last Modified:29 Feb 2012 15:04

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