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3 Requirements for Next-Generation Hypermedia Systems

Frank Halasz had originally identified seven issues for next generation hypermedia systems [Halasz, 1988b]. Other researchers have come up with a few more over the past few years [Lange, 1993], [Fountain et al., 1990]. Object-oriented database management systems seem to meet most of these requirements.

The requirements that are discussed in this section:
  1. Openness and Distribution
  2. Support for collaborative work or sharing
  3. Data integrity/Correctness
  4. Dynamism
  5. Search and query mechanism
  6. Computation
  7. Composites
  8. Versioning
  9. Multimedia Support
  10. Extensibility and Tailorability