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A Web site gathering system by means of lazy navigation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014514D
Original Publication Date: 2000-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Document File: 3 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A system is disclosed that supports finding related Web sites efficiently by means of lazy navigation. The system displays three windows: a taxonomy window, an HTML window, and a URL list window.

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A Web site gathering system by means of lazy navigation

    A system is disclosed that supports finding related Web sites efficiently by
means of lazy
navigation. The system displays three windows: a taxonomy window, an HTML
window, and
a URL list window.

      The taxonomy window manages related Web sites hierarchically (Fig. 1). The
left of the window
shows the Web sites by means of tree structure. Each node in the tree
corresponds to either a
collection of Web sites or a Web site. A highlighted node indicates the
selected node. The right
of the window shows the attributes of the selected node such as a URL.
Users can edit the tree
structure and the attributes of nodes on the window. When users double
click a Web site node,
the HTML window displays the HTML indicated by the URL attribute of the
node.

The HTML window displays Web pages (Fig. 2). The window has three parts: an
"Add this Web site to taxonomy" button, a URL field, and an HTML displaying
area. When users push the button, the taxonomy window adds a new Web node to
the selected node. When users input a URL in the URL fields, the HTML window
displays the HTML indicated by the URL. When users click an anchor on the HTML
displaying area, the display of the HTML window does not change, but the URL
list window adds the URL indicated by the anchor.

The URL list window displays URLs and their titles (Fig. 3). When users click
an item on the window, the clicked item is removed from the window, and the
HTML window displays the HTML indicated...