Co-operative authoring and collaboration over the World Wide Web : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Technology in Computer Systems Engineering at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Co-operative authoring and collaboration over the World Wide Web is looking at a future development of the Web. One of the reasons that Berners-Lee created the Web in 1989 was for collaboration and collaborative design. As the Web has limited collaboration at present this thesis looks specifically at co-operative authoring (the actual creation and editing of web pages) and generally at the collaboration surrounding this authoring. The goal of this thesis is to create an engine that is capable of supporting co-operative authoring and collaboration over the Web. In addition it would be a major advantage if the engine were flexible enough to allow the future development of other access methods, especially those that are web related, such as WebDAV, WAP, etc.