Hypermedia: Some Technology, Some Implications (Fall 1999)

Class 17: Programming Adaptive Hypertexts

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Held Tuesday, October 26, 1999





Late Questions

These are the late questions on the readings. They are included here for posterity's sake. I've included short responses.


In a short lab, we'll look at how to write CGI scripts for the once-popular (and possibly still popular) Madlibs game. I'd prefer to have discussion first, but scheduling dictates that we use the MathLAN first.

Term Paper

As we've suggested in the past, you will be expected to write a term paper for this class (about six double-spaced pages). The paper can be about anything you like, as long as it has some substantial relation to hypertext. I expect that most papers will be ``hypertext and X'', but other topics are okay, too. Your draft introduction (intended to get you thinking) is due on Thursday. Your annotated bibliography (at least ten items, at least five of which are not Web pages) will be due the following Thursday.

Adaptive Hypermedia

In many of our readings, we've seen claims that hypermedia should ``adapt'' to the reader, given information about the reader. How might you use the stuff we did in lab today to build appropriately adaptive hypertexts?

Looking at the Code

Let's look at the program code for the Web pages and CGI scripts. What does each part do?


Monday, 22 March 1999

Thursday, 14 March 1999

Tuesday, 26 October 1999

Back to Is Hypermedia a White-American-Male Enterprise?. On to Programming, Continued.

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