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SBML: A user interface mark-up language based on interaction style

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As developers target a more diverse range of devices, a one-size-fits-all approach to interaction design becomes harder to sustain. By utilising the notion of interaction styles, developers can create families of user interfaces that are better matched to the interactive capabilities of devices. Style-Based Mark-up Language (SBML) is a language that separates services from style-specific interaction, and allows devices to choose the style of interface that best suits their capability and operating context. This paper outlines the service architecture and language syntax of SBML, using an online banking example. It also explores alternative single-interaction-style approaches and notions of context. Copyright © 2008 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Gilroy SW, Harrison MD

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology

Year: 2008

Volume: 4

Issue: 2

Pages: 207-234

Print publication date: 01/05/2008

ISSN (print): 1476-1289

ISSN (electronic): 1741-9212

Publisher: Inderscience Publishers


DOI: 10.1504/IJWET.2008.018098


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