This package contains a collection of libraries to implement graphical user interfaces as well as web-based user interfaces from declarative descriptions. Exploiting these libraries, it is possible to define the structure and functionality of a user interface independent from the concrete technology. Thus, a graphical user interface or a web-based user interface can be generated from the same description by simply changing the name of the imported libraries.
This programming technique is described in detail in this paper:
M. Hanus, C. Kluss: Declarative Programming of User Interfaces Proc. of the 11th International Symposium on Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages (PADL'09), Springer LNCS 5418, pp. 16-30, 2009
The following changes might be necessary for a local installation:
Redefine in UI2HTML.curry the path "includeURL" to a URL where the auxiliary files of this directory are stored. For instance, if you define in UI2HTML.curry
includeURL = "http://MYURL/ui/"
then the directory with URL http://MYURL/ui/ should contain the (public accessible!) files
Action.js Throbber.gif Throbber.png ajaxrequest.js default.css prototype.js
Redefine in ajaxrequest.js the URL for "Throbber" images, e.g., define
var busyImage = "http://MYURL/ui/Throbber.gif"; var readyImage = "http://MYURL/ui/Throbber.png";
before you put this file to the location http://MYURL/ui/ajaxrequest.js
Explanation of some files in the
UI.curry: Interface for ui descriptions
UI2GUI.curry : UIs as GUI applications UI2HTML.curry: UIs as web applications
ajaxrequest.js: used by UI2HTML for Ajax requests and DOM manipulations
GUI2HTML.curry: GUIs as web applications
TypedUI2GUI.curry: typed UIs as GUI applications TypedUI2HTML.curry: typed UIs as web applications
GUI.curry: slightly altered GUI library HTML.curry: HTML library with extensions for Ajax
SpicyWeb.curry: slightly altered SpicyWeb library Json.curry - JSON library
examples contains some examples for the use of these libraries.