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[xml-dev] patent worth reading

IBM's 6,304,886:

Thanks to Dave Winer's Scripting News.

A software tool is provided for use with a computer system for
simplifying the creation of Web sites. The tool comprises a plurality of
pre-stored templates, comprising HTML formatting code, text, fields and
formulas. The templates preferably correspond to different types of Web
pages and other features commonly found on or available to Web sites.
Each feature may have various options. To create a web site, a Web site
creator (the person using the tool to create a web site) is prompted by
the tool through a series of views stored in the tool to select the
features and options desired for the Web site. Based on these
selections, the tool prompts the web site creator to supply data to
populate fields of the templates determined by the tool to correspond to
the selected features and options. Based on the identified templates and
supplied data, the tool generates the customized Web site without the
web site creator writing any HTML or other programming code. Based on
roles-based, multi-level security, certain users of the web site may
have access to certain information and others may not.
Simon St.Laurent
"Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better." - Emile Coue