The WWW Web – Widgeted, WebDAVed and Write-enabled Web [A6]


The Web is over ten years old but it still hasn’t realised the vision of its founder Tim Berners-Lee: “… it should be possible for grandma to take a photo of grandchildren and put it on the web immediately and without fuss …“. This year’s Workshop theme is “Supporting Our Users”. But why do we continue to make a rod for our own backs by providing our users with such an inferior set of often expensive and bloated authoring tools? This session will review the technologies – within browser editing and drag-and-drop publishing – that will allow us to deliver, at last, a write-enabled and supportable Web.