Date of Award

Spring 3-1996

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

Committee Director

Stephen Olariu

Committee Member

James L. Schwing

Committee Member

Stewart N. T. Shen

Call Number for Print

Special Collections LD4331.C65 M37


The World Wide Web (WWW) is arguably the preferred method for disseminating information across the Internet. Most of the work to support the advancement of WWW technology has focused on servers used in storing and retrieving information, browsers for viewing this information, and editors or filters for creating the information.

One area which has received little attention is that of actually managing this information at the local host. This thesis describes the development of a means for organizing local data prior to its publishing on the WWW, a method for gathering local pages together and preparing them for distribution, and a system for managing such data once published. As a proof-of-concept, this thesis describes a prototype software utility, the PageManager, which provides an intuitive, hierarchical method of organizing Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) pages, images, and other file-based objects. The PageManager software supports the management of such objects through the creation, editing and exporting of these page hierarchies.


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