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Service Combinators for Web Computing
May/June 1999 (vol. 25 no. 3)
pp. 309-316

Abstract—The World Wide Web is rich in content and services, but access to these resources must be obtained mostly through manual browsers. We would like to be able to write programs that reproduce human browsing behavior, including reactions to slow transmission-rates and failures on many simultaneous links. We thus introduce a concurrent model that directly incorporates the notions of failure and rate of communication, and then describe programming constructs based on this model.

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Index Terms:
Programming languages, wide area computation, World Wide Web.
Luca Cardelli, Rowan Davies, "Service Combinators for Web Computing," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 309-316, May-June 1999, doi:10.1109/32.798321
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