Browse Prior Art Database

INTELLIGENT WORLD WIDE WEB (WWW) SURFING AND DATA DOWNLOADING FEATURES FOR WAP-BASED BROWSER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004707D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Apr-15
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Apr-15
Document File: 3 page(s) / 21K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Ong Dee Nai: AUTHOR

Abstract

INTELLIGENT WORLD WIDE WEB (WWW) SURFING AND DATA DOWNLOADING FEATURES FOR WAP-BASED BROWSER

This text was extracted from a RTF document.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 35% of the total text.

INTELLIGENT WORLD WIDE WEB (WWW) SURFING AND DATA DOWNLOADING FEATURES FOR WAP-BASED BROWSER

by Ong Dee Nai

PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:

Using a known WAP-based micro browser or Internet-based WEB browser for WWW surfing, we may encounter the following problems or inefficiencies:

It is quite common that while we surf on the WWW, we occasionally download some items from some of the web pages that are visited. This can be done by issuing a Download command (i.e. by just clicking or executing the "Save Link As" command on the highlighted link, as in known browsers), when viewing a particular page and the download command will execute immediately.

There are times when we might not require the downloaded item immediately, but instead want to save it for later reference. However, if we do not download it while the associated link is on the current Web page, i.e. while viewing the current web page, there isn't a convenient method locate the link and download the item at a later time.

The options available are, we either need to copy down the URL manually or bookmark the current web page's URL so that later on we can go back to the desired page to download an item whose URL is shown on the web page.

The drawback of the aforementioned limitation is especially obvious when we consider the case of surfing WWW wirelessly using the WAP microbrowser in a second generation (2G) cellular system (e.g. GSM, TDMA, IS-95).

Such wireless bearers typically only support data services at relatively low rate (around 9.6Kbps to 19.2Kbps) and hence download of a large file will take a very long time and might even slow down or halt other WWW surfing activities.

With the present innovation a user specifies the Web resource to be downloaded (item identified by URL) however, the actual download of the item occurs at a later time perhaps under the most appropriate operating environment. The most appropriate operating environment could mean anyone or more of the following:

when the user is done surfing and the user would like to start downloading all previously identified items;

when the operating environment allows higher rate of data transfer; and

when the wireless bearer link is in good condition (not experiencing frequent deep fade).

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:

The innovation disclosed here is particularly useful for personal wireless communications devices which either

a) support both the wireless access and wired access of Internet using WAP-based browser or HTTP-based WEB browser, respectively; or

b) are capable of dual mode operations i.e. capable to work in both the 2G and 3G systems

User Model l: Surf On The Move but Download when is Wire-Connected

The WAP-based browser is mainly used when the device is operating in wireless mode while the ordinary Internet-based Web browser will be used in wired mode.

As the data throughput of na...