I have made a couple of preliminary versions of a web machine as an HTA and as a web dialog plug in for Google's Sketchup. The machine has moving sliders (hence machine) that get populated with names of real objects in a hierarchical structure set by the user's associations e.g. Work> Office> Workstation> Computer> Links> ... The machine reacts to a selection by moving the new associations something like a slot machine. I thought a bit bit of background info might be helpful.
The names are stored with their properties in JSON files, read and written by filesystem and ruby files for the current two versions. This of course means the fate of the machine relies on Microsoft and Google. So to give it a chance I thought I would try it out as an open source web machine using PHP to read and write the files.
So perhaps rather than pursing the detail of the title I should first ask whether there is anything inherently technically wrong with the proposal.