This week we’ve learned how mashups exploit web technology to improve the presentation of a service and/or to combine multiple sources of data. Now is your chance to make it happen.
This is a two week lab. However, prior to the start of class on Wed Nov 21 you must get enough of your mashup working so that you can show some result from using some web service, via a web page. When you have this working:
(OPINFO participants: This deadline for you is extended to the start of class, Mon Nov 26. Note that if you pick something that doesn’t require DB access, then you can do everything from a home PC).
Meeting this milestone on-time is worth 10% of your final grade.
2. Pick some idea for integrating things. There are a few basic ideas:
3. Before proceeding, talk to the instructor about what you propose to do. Here are some requirements to keep in mind:
5. Add a link to your mashup from your default.htm and provide a brief overview and instructions on how it should be used. Mention what sources of data you are using.
6. Ensure your page works with Firefox. Having it work on IE is encouraged but not required.
7. Ensure all your pages validate and that you have met all requirements.
NOTE: all HTML files must validate as XHTML without errors for full credit. The penalty for a file that does not validate is 10%.
1) All of your files for Lab08 should be in a folder called "Lab08" (without the quotes) on the Web drive.
2) Your main page for Lab08 should be called "index.html" (without the quotes) and placed inside the folder Lab01.
3) Your instructor will assume that your web pages are viewable at http://www.mXXXXXX.it452.cs.usna.edu/Lab08/index.html where XXXXXX is your alpha number. You should check that this URL is viewable and that everything works correctly from a computer where somebody else is logged in. If you've goofed and linked to a file on your X drive, this will help you catch it!
4) All files must be complete and saved to your Web drive before you submit the hardcopy of your assignment. Do NOT modify your files after you have submitted your assignment.
5) Turn in the following hardcopy on or before the due date, stapled together in the following order (coversheet on top):
a) A completed assignment coversheet. Your comments will help us improve the course.
b) The first page of the output of the W3C validator, as run on the final version of your Lab08/index.html. This should show that your document correctly validated, but turn it in anyway if you can’t get your page to validate.