Explosive growth in information has led to an information overload. To ease the problem, Meta-Content Format (MCF) was developed by Apple Computers to separate structure from content. Apple also developed a browser, called HotSauce, to browse data encoded in MCF format. We did user evaluations of HotSauce to understand its strengths and weaknesses. Based on these evaluations, we developed a new browser using PAD++. Our browser overcomes some of the deficiencies of HotSauce.
Pathak, Praveen, "A Visualization Tool Using PAD++ to Browse Information Structure" (1998). AMCIS 1998 Proceedings. 69.