WWW Diary

Simon Moore

(Probably only suitable as a Tripos project if done well)

Title : WWW Diary
Originator : Dr S. W. Moore
Special Resources : an account on a machine which supports WWW CGI scripts


There are numerous proprietary electronic diary systems. Some corporate systems allow restricted access to each individual's diary. This, for example, allows meetings to be scheduled (or at least sensible times to be suggested) by querying some public form of each participant's diary. The public form might simply indicate whether somebody is busy at a particular time perhaps with some indication of how movable other commitments might be. The model could be extended to allow different groups to obtain different elisions of a diary.


Without much thought it is apparent that there are numerous extensions. For example, the user could be reminded of a meeting by sending a message to their pager. An interface to a portable electronic organiser would also be useful together with suitable software to update changes when back at base. A supervisor might like to arrange supervisions by specifying convenient times leaving students to battle over these slots.

Previous Work

There have been several attempts at this project but, to the best of my knowledge, a workable system has not yet been produced.

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