iEditors: Extending iTask With Interactive Plug-Ins
Source: Radboud University Nijmegen
The iTask library of Clean enables the user to specify web-enabled workflow systems on a high level of abstraction. Details like client-server communication, storage and retrieval of state information, HTML generation, and web form handling are all handled automatically. Using only standard HTML web browser elements also has a disadvantage: it does not offer the same level of interaction as the authors are used to from desktop applications. Browser plug-ins can fill this gap. They make it possible to extend web-applications with interactive functionality like the making of drawings. In this paper, they explain how plug-ins can be nicely integrated in the iTask system.