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Method to perform performance analysis on web documents during and after construction of said web page

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015344D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Mar-11
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Method to perform performance analysis on web documents during and after construction of said web page Disclosed is a method to perform performance analysis on web documents during and after construction of a web page. Currently, there are many web page editors out in the field. Many are free. The advantage of these editors is the user does not have to understand a majority of the HTML format. The web page editors look and feel like typical word processors. In fact, many word processors allow a user to save a document into HTML format that can later be used as a web page.

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Method to perform performance analysis on web documents during and after

construction of said web page

Disclosed is a method to perform performance analysis on web documents during and after construction of a web page.

Currently, there are many web page editors out in the field. Many are free. The advantage of these editors is the user does not have to understand a majority of the HTML format. The web page editors look and feel like typical word processors. In fact, many word processors allow a user to save a document into HTML format that can later be used as a web page.

A trap in which new people to the web authorship fall into: (1) designing the web pages too complexed, and (2) web pages that take too much time to download. For example, a case where a person decides to include an image into the web page that has not been thumbnailed, or reduced in resolution to make transmission easier. Typically, authors generate and test their web pages using systems which have high speed networks, such as T1 lines or cable modems. When designing a web site, some authors overlook the fact, many people have slower network connections, such as a 56K modem or slower. The people with slower network connections sometimes have to wait several minutes for images in a web page to transmit.

This disclosure proposes a plugin to word processor or web page editor programs. The plugin performs realtime analysis of the web page in question. When the analysis is finished the author receives feedback as to how an image or program, such as a Java* apple, might affect the download speed of the page he/she is constructing. There are two proposals: absolute and relative comparisons.

An absolute comparison is one in which the page under construction is compared to itself. Thus, when a user adds an image or icon into the web page under construction or after the web page has been saved, the plugin does an internal retrieve and transmission of the web page. This internal retrieval and transmission is similar to loopback that is used within communication protocols for hardware or software programs. The plugin works by simulating the download of the web page to itself. During this self-download, an analysis is...