Some Characteristics of Web Resources

  • Content is often mingled with presentation, and appears in certain context.

  • Resources are experienced with the help of user agents (browsers, plug-ins, readers, etc.).

  • Resources are media-rich. They employee a multiple of technology standards.

  • Interactive resources: One may need several rounds of interactions with a resource in order to gain a full experience.

  • Dynamic content: Content is generated by demand and is used to serve different needs (w.r.t. browsers, languages, domains, for example).

  • The sustainability of the resource itself may depend on user participation (e.g., slashdot, sourceforge, eBay).

  • Systems/software infrastructures are the prerequisite for any Web resource deployment and experience.