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The Application Protocol Information Base World Wide Web Gateway



Joshua Lubell


The Application Protocol Information Base (APIB) is an on-line repository of documents for the Standard for the Exchange of Product model data (STEP, officially ISO 10303 - Product Data Representation and Exchange). Document types in the APIB include STEP Application Protocols and Integrated Resources. Application Protocols are standards that are intended to be implemented in software systems, and Integrated Resources are used by them as building blocks. Application Protocols and Integrated Resources are represented in the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) in the APIB in order to facilitate efficient information search and retrieval. This paper describes a World Wide Web gateway to the APIB, implemented using the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) standard. The APIB gateway allows STEP developers to efficiently search for ISO 10303 standards and supporting information. The only client software required to use the APIB gateway is a third party web browser.

Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 1997 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Conference Dates
September 14-17, 1997
Conference Location
Sacremento, CA


Application Protocol Information Base (APIB), ISO 10303, information search, information retrieval, World Wide Web, Common Gateway Interface, CGI


Lubell, J. (1997), The Application Protocol Information Base World Wide Web Gateway, Proceedings of the 1997 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, Sacremento, CA, [online], (Accessed May 22, 2024)


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Created September 1, 1997, Updated February 17, 2017