Content Adaptation in
the Ubiquitous Web

Vincent Quint, INRIA

W3C Ubiquitous Web Workshop, Tokyo, 10 March 2006


Content adaptation in the ubiquitous Web:


Components for content adaptation:

Context Description

Context must be described in a machine-readable manner


Some technologies are available for adapting contents


In multimedia documents both structure and media objects may have to be transformed

Some problems with XSLT

Negotiation Protocols

How to choose the right transformation(s) based on context description?

HTTP 1.1 offers limited negotiation (choosing among the available versions)

More flexibility is needed to adapt documents dynamically


Several components are required:

Include these components in all clients and servers?

A Distributed Architecture

NAC architecture


Content adaptation is a key issue for the ubiquitous Web

It requires

Thank you!