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Readings in Multimedia Computing and Networking by Hong Jiang Zhang, Kevin Jeffay

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THE AMSTERDAM HYPERMEDIA MODEL

On the surface, hypermedia is a simple and natural extension of multimedia and hypertext: multimedia provides a richness in data types that facilitates flexibility in expressing information, while hypertext provides a control structure that supports an elegant way of navigating through this data in a content-based manner. Unfortunately, the concepts that apply to collections of static information do not all translate well to complex collections of dynamic Information. What does it mean, for example, to follow a link in a hypermedia presentation when the source node consists of nonpersistent data? Does the source presentation freeze, does it go away, do parts of it go away? Similarly, how should the synchronization ...

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