Application of Information Technology: WebEAV: Automatic Metadata-driven Generation of Web Interfaces to Entity-Attribute-Value Databases

@article{Nadkarni2000ApplicationOI,
  title={Application of Information Technology: WebEAV: Automatic Metadata-driven Generation of Web Interfaces to Entity-Attribute-Value Databases},
  author={Prakash M. Nadkarni and Cynthia Brandt and Luis N. Marenco},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  year={2000},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={343-56}
}
The task of creating and maintaining a front end to a large institutional entity-attribute-value (EAV) database can be cumbersome when using traditional client-server technology. Switching to Web technology as a delivery vehicle solves some of these problems but introduces others. In particular, Web development environments tend to be primitive, and many features that client-server developers take for granted are missing. WebEAV is a generic framework for Web development that is intended to… CONTINUE READING