Proceedings of the International Workshop on Advances in Databases and Information Systems (ADBIS ‘96) (ADBIS)
Advances in Databases and Information Systems
10-13 September 1996
The World Wide Web (WWW) is probably the most popular information system today. The availability of the software on different platforms and the user-friendly graphical interface make the World Wide Web an ideal basis for a database frontend to multimedia database systems. This paper presents the design and implementation of a World WideWeb based database browser with the capability to access traditional data (relational or object-oriented data) as well as continuous data like audio - and video clips. The basic idea of the MediaStore browser is to provide the user with a graphical interface that hides the underlying data model as well as the query language of the database system and avoids the need for specialized HTML tags to include database queries into the HTML documents.