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Method to allow multiple "home" pages in a web browser

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016048D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-14
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A method is disclosed that allows an Internet browser to present a number of different home pages in a round-robin manner each time a browser window is opened or the home button of the browser is pressed. With the proliferation of "home" or regularly used sites it is difficult for a user to select the best home site. When a particular home site is selected the user must remember to visit other sites where important information is maintained. Often information/communication is missed because the user fails to visit a site often enough. This is particularly the case in large corporations. The solution to this problem is to force the browser to present a number of different home pages in a round-robin manner each time a browser window is opened or the home button of the browser is pressed. These "home" pages will be set-up once by the user (and modified as necessary) and then each time a browser window is opened the next page in the list is selected and presented to the user.

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Method to allow multiple "home" pages in a web browser

A method is disclosed that allows an Internet browser to present a number of different home pages in a round-robin manner each time a browser window is opened or the home button of the browser is pressed.

    With the proliferation of "home" or regularly used sites it is difficult for a user to select the best home site. When a particular home site is selected the user must remember to visit other sites where important information is maintained. Often information/communication is missed because the user fails to visit a site often enough. This is particularly the case in large corporations.

    The solution to this problem is to force the browser to present a number of different home pages in a round-robin manner each time a browser window is opened or the home button of the browser is pressed.

    These "home" pages will be set-up once by the user (and modified as necessary) and then each time a browser window is opened the next page in the list is selected and presented to the user.

    The advantage of this program is that the user does not have to remember to take any action to visit these defined sites. The very action of opening a browser window is enough to forcibly present the home sites to the user on a cyclical basis. This enables the user to view information presented on the page before visiting the site that they started the browser for.

    The program presents a HTML page to the user to allow them to enter their li...