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Experience with a Domain Speci c Language for Form-based David Atkins, Thomas Ball*, Michael Benedikt,

Summary: Experience with a Domain Speci c Language for Form-based
David Atkins, Thomas Ball*, Michael Benedikt,
Glenn Bruns, Kenneth Cox, Peter Mataga, Kenneth Rehor
Software Production Research Department
Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
A form-based service is one in which the ow of data
between service and user is described by a sequence
of query/response interactions, or forms. A form
provides a user interface that presents service data
to the user, collects information from a user and
returns it to the service.
Mawl is a domain-speci c language for program-
ming form-based services in a device-independent
manner. We describe our experience with mawl's
form abstraction, which is the means for separating
application logic and user interface description, and
show how this simple abstraction addresses six is-


Source: Atkins, David - Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Oregon


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences