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Building Web Applications with UML Second Edition by Jim Conallen

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Distributed Objects

From an object point of view, one of the biggest disadvantages of HTTP is its connectionless nature. Object-oriented architects and designers have been working for years with distributed object systems and are familiar with their architecture and design patterns. If we consider how most Web applications work, we know that a client browser navigates a system's Web pages, with each containing a certain content, either active or passive. At one level of abstraction, the pages in a Web application can be considered objects. Each possesses content—state—and may execute scripts, or behavior. Pages have relationships—hyperlinks—with other pages and objects in the system: Document Object Model, database connectors, and so on). The ...

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