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Method to store the "back button" sequence of a visited url

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022403D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Mar-12
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-12
Document File: 1 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Method to store and reload the forward backward sequence of URLs from within a web browser.

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Method to store the "back button" sequence of a visited url

The proposed is a software method to extend the flexibility of an internet browser's forward and backward buttons such that your history from a particular website is stored on disk. The internet browser would construct trees and subtrees of URLs visited. These trees and subtrees would be stored and reload each time the web browser is started. This would allow the user to select via the backward or forward buttons any URL that the user had visited with relation to the current URL on any preceding invocation of the web browser.

The proposed method would collect all the URLs that had been visited during the current and previous web browser invocation. The proposed method would in addition optionally collect all the URLs pointed to by the currently displayed URL. The web browser would build in memory a tree structure of these collected URL locations and store them to disk. Since the tree structure is stored to disk the web browser would start with the last know URL tree each time the web browser is started.

The proposed method would collect all the URLs that had been visited during the current invocation either in the previously described tree or an addition tree structure. When book marking a URL the user would have a choice of selecting the currently active, tree the entire history tree for this URL, or no history. This allows the web browser to load the backward button with the exact path that led up to t...