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Technique to Search Web Content by Word Attributes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022288D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Mar-04
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

On many web pages and word processors, there is an easy way of searching and finding a word. These searches can be done by lower case, upper case or wild card searches by simply pressing a 'ctrl+F'. However, if a page has 10 occurrences of a word 'HELLO', and 2 of these occurrences are in blue like 'HELLO', there is no way of searching the word 'HELLO' that is in blue. This idea is about creating a search technique that will add a font color to the qualifying search criteria.

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Technique to Search Web Content by Word Attributes

On many web pages and word processors, there is an easy way of searching and finding a word. These searches can be done by lower case, upper case or wild card searches by simply pressing a 'ctrl+F'. However, if a page has 10 occurrences of a word 'HELLO', and 2 of these occurrences are in blue like 'HELLO ', there is no way of searching the word ' HELLO ' that is in blue. This idea is about creating a search technique that will add a font color to the qualifying search criteria.

Take w3.ibm.com as an example, when a 'CTRL + F' is pressed, this is what is displayed:

There is an option to search the word 'health'. The search can be done by the following qualifying parameters:

1. Match whole word 2. Match case 3. Direction

However, the following w3.ibm.com home page has two following occurrences of the word 'health'.

1. health 2. health

This search does not provide me a way of searching for the word ' health ' which is blue in color.

The technique proposed in this submission provides the following feature for the same search above:

A rich text attribute is copied and pasted in the 'Find; dialog box.

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The 'Match font' is selected to suggest to the search algorithm that the search should be done by the attribute. Note that the search algorithm found only the word that matched the underlying attribute as well.

The 'Find What' will be made a Rich Tex...