Reverse engineering to achieve maintainable WWW sites

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Boldyreff, Cornelia and Kewish, Richard 2001. Reverse engineering to achieve maintainable WWW sites.
AuthorsBoldyreff, Cornelia and Kewish, Richard
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The growth of the World Wide Web and the accelerated development of web sites and associated web technologies has resulted in a variety of maintenance problems. The maintenance problems associated with web sites and the WWW are examined. It is argued that currently web sites and the WWW lack both data abstractions and structures that could facilitate maintenance. A system to analyse existing web sites and extract duplicated content and style is described here. In designing the system, existing reverse engineering techniques have been applied, and a case for further application of these techniques is made in order to prepare sites for their inevitable evolution in future

KeywordsWeb site maintenance; web analysis; detection of duplicated web content; re-structuring; data abstraction
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Boldyreff, C; Kewish, R. (2001) ‘Reverse engineering to achieve maintainable WWW sites‘ in: Proceedings of the Eighth Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE'01), IEEE Computer Society pp. 249 - 257.

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