Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Spidering

The design of syntelos incorporates many ideas, one of which is spider based applications.

A spider is an automaton running in process or out of process with the server, to read one content collection for the production of another. A first class of examples would be in alternative views of a collection.

In this example, a primary web document collection may present a content hierarchy according to main subject, while secondary views of the collection may present alternative hierarchies according to document tags, or relations embedded within the collection.

This approach to application architecture differs from dynamic content delivery in being more RESTful. In the RESTful web architecture, the server delivers static resources in response to the HTTP GET request. Spidering creates these static resources.

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