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Generating a static summary page from a search results folder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015861D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jun-15
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Web Content Management (WCM) products enable non-web savy content creators to contribute content to web sites via web forms. Typically, the WCM product will combine the content input from the content creator with a presentation template in order to create an HTML static view of the content. In addition, some WCM products also create a summary view listing the "headlines" (or similiar short descriptions) of the content on a static page with links to each of the generated summary views. For "personalization", the summary page is typically a JSP and the list of headlines and links are generated for each user. These are "sub-summaries." (That is, they are just like the summary pages, except they provide a list of less than all the items.)

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Generating a static summary page from a search results folder

Web Content Management (WCM) products enable non-web savy content creators to contribute content to web sites via web forms. Typically, the WCM product will combine the content input from the content creator with a presentation template in order to create an HTML static view of the content. In addition, some WCM products also create a summary view listing the "headlines" (or similiar short descriptions) of the content on a static page with links to each of the generated summary views. For "personalization", the summary page is typically a JSP and the list of headlines and links are generated for each user. These are "sub-summaries." (That is, they are just like the summary pages, except they provide a list of less than all the items.)

There is some performance impact to the site in dynamically generating a summary page. Since some sub-summaries (such as all sporting goods or all shoes) are quite common, it is useful to sometimes be able to pre-generate these sub-summaries. It is desirable to allow the non-technical WCM user the ability to automatically generate sub-summaries in an easy and understandable way.

IBM Web Content Publisher the concept of a "search folder" and associates summary templates with the search folder. A search folder is a folder whose content is determined by executing a query each time the folder is opened during site development. By associating summary presentation templates wit...