A hypertext display component for a graphical user interface development environment

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Hypertext is often used in the World Wide Web and in application help tools, but it is certainly capable of much more. If it was available to application programmers as another graphical user interface component, like a button or an image, a wider range of use could be enabled. The Hypertext Display System (HDS), provides a hypertext component which can then be incorporated into a graphical user interface (GUI) development environment. The HDS consists of a hypertext display component, called the HyperDisplay, and a test-bed in the form of a local HTML file browser. Its distinctive characteristics are (1) it ... continued below

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Love, R.J. December 31, 1995.

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  • Love, R.J. Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Decision and Information Sciences Div.

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Hypertext is often used in the World Wide Web and in application help tools, but it is certainly capable of much more. If it was available to application programmers as another graphical user interface component, like a button or an image, a wider range of use could be enabled. The Hypertext Display System (HDS), provides a hypertext component which can then be incorporated into a graphical user interface (GUI) development environment. The HDS consists of a hypertext display component, called the HyperDisplay, and a test-bed in the form of a local HTML file browser. Its distinctive characteristics are (1) it was developed with an object-oriented design, using C++, for the Motif X toolkit, (2) it encapsulates the hypertext display capability in the reusable HyperDisplay object, so that it can be easily included in other applications, and (3) the HyperDisplay object is designed with portability in mind, so it can be ported to additional systems. This paper describes the HDS and the HyperDisplay component with: an introduction and design overview, including the class subsystems; a high-level view of their implementation; and a discussion of future directions.

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OSTI as DE96005236

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  • ACM hypertext conference, Washington, DC (United States), 16-20 Mar 1995

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  • Other: DE96005236
  • Report No.: ANL/DIS/CP--87671
  • Report No.: CONF-9503223--1
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 195712
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670576

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Love, R.J. A hypertext display component for a graphical user interface development environment, article, December 31, 1995; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670576/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.