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CHAPTER

13

The temporal dimension in enduser programming for the Web

Eytan Adar,1 Mira Dontcheva,2 James A. Fogarty,3 Daniel S. Weld31University of Michigan2Adobe Systems3University of Washington

ABSTRACT

Despite the dynamic nature of the Web, most people only view and interact with a static snapshot. Search engines, browsers, and higher-level end user programming environments only support observing and manipulating a single point in time – the “now.” We propose that moving beyond this static viewpoint is important because (1) maintaining a temporal view of the Web allows users to more clearly understand the behavior of their “programs,” both in static and dynamic contexts; and (2) temporally changing information on the Web is interesting in ...

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