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Restriction strategies on extraneous domain inline embedded objects in HTML

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014686D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 1 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a system, method and program for Web browser security improvement, download speed enhancement, copyright adherence, and privacy strategies on advertisement viewing. This is achieved by restriction strategies on extraneous domain inline embedded objects in HTML. The solution improves download speed, security, copyright adherence, and can restrict privacy violating advertisements if needed. This is achieved by a method that creates a feature in Web browsers that disables downloading of embedded objects that come from outside the domain of the parent HTML page. The system is best described via an example. Consider the following steps: 1. User downloads the following Web page: http://www.ibmtimes.com/newstext.html Consider that http://www.ibmtimes.com/news.html has the following embedded linked in-line data: embedded link A: ad.dadvertiser.net/ad1.html [a Dadvertiser advertisement] embedded link B: www.ibmtimes.com/newtimeslogo.gif [the Ibmimes logo]

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Restriction strategies on extraneous domain inline embedded objects in HTML

Disclosed is a system, method and program for Web browser security improvement, download speed enhancement, copyright adherence, and privacy strategies on advertisement viewing. This is achieved by restriction strategies on extraneous domain inline embedded objects in HTML. The solution improves download speed, security, copyright adherence, and can restrict privacy violating advertisements if needed. This is achieved by a method that creates a feature in Web browsers that disables downloading of embedded objects that come from outside the domain of the parent HTML page.

The system is best described via an example. Consider the following steps:

1. User downloads the following Web page: http://www.ibmtimes.com/newstext.html Consider that http://www.ibmtimes.com/news.html has the following embedded linked in-line data: embedded link A: ad.dadvertiser.net/ad1.html [a Dadvertiser advertisement]
embedded link B: www.ibmtimes.com/newtimeslogo.gif [the Ibmimes logo]

2. (The browser has been set to prevent download of inline extraneous sites linked to. )

3. The browser after it starts downloading "www.ibmtimes.com/newstext.html" looks at the internal embedded links and downloads only the links which are from the www.ibmtimes.com domain. Hence it downloads link B (link A is not downloaded).

The net effect could be that the Ibmtimes logo would appear on the downloaded page but the Dadvertiser ad fro...