Changes between Version 3 and Version 4 of t2web

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    77== Introduction == 
    8 The Taverna Web Interface Generator is a web application that allows a user to run arbitrary Taverna workflows through a web page. The bioinformatician finds the required Taverna workflow in the myExperiment repository and makes a note of that workflow’s identifier. Appending that identifier to our web application’s URL constucts the URL that can be shared with the end user. The latter visits the URL and is presented with that workflow’s web form interface, where he can configure and execute it. Behind the scenes, the web application acquires the workflow details from myExperiment and constructs the appropriate user interface using templates. The user interface acts as an intermediary between the user and the Taverna server (using the REST API). The actual workflow results reside in the server and the web application fetches them on request. 
     8The Taverna Web Interface Generator is a web application that allows a user to run arbitrary Taverna workflows through a web page. The bioinformatician finds the required Taverna workflow in the myExperiment repository and makes a note of that workflow’s identifier. Appending that identifier to our web application’s URL constucts the URL that can be shared with the end user. The latter visits the URL and is presented with that workflow’s web form interface, where he can configure and execute it. Behind the scenes, the web application acquires the workflow details from myExperiment and constructs the appropriate user interface using templates. The user interface acts as an intermediary between the user and the Taverna server (using the REST API). 
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    1010The generator takes advantage of all available information in myExperiment to create an easy to understand interface for the user. For example, the workflow’s description is displayed together with tooltips for inputs’ descriptions as well as examples inputs. The users will have all the information they need, i.e. they need not be familiar with the workflow. Of course, that means that the generated interface is only as good as the available information that the workflow submitter provided. If information is missing in the repository it will also be missing from the interface. A link of the original workflow submission from myExperiment is provided if further information is required.