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Dynamic Hypermedia Entry Field Link Markers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107685D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eisen, IR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a hypermedia-enabled entry-field control. Currently, there is no method for creating dynamic hypermedia (or hypertext) links. One can set up a link marker that will link to an application; however, the data that is passed to the linked-to application is specified when the link is created. The user should be able to enter data whenever the link is invoked. This would allow the user more control over the linked-to application when using hypermedia.

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Dynamic Hypermedia Entry Field Link Markers

       This article describes a hypermedia-enabled entry-field
control.  Currently, there is no method for creating dynamic
hypermedia (or hypertext) links.  One can set up a link marker that
will link to an application; however, the data that is passed to the
linked-to application is specified when the link is created.  The
user should be able to enter data whenever the link is invoked.  This
would allow the user more control over the linked-to application when
using hypermedia.

      A new link-enabled entry-field control should be created.  This
control will work as an ordinary entry-field control unless it is
activated by its parent application as a link marker.  When so
activated, it will be invoked as any other link marker (i.e., by
mouse button or keystrokes).  It will behave as any other link
marker, with the exception that its data will be passed along to the
hypermedia program controlling the linking.  The passed data will be
requested by means of a Presentation Manager* message from the linker
to the linked entry field.  The data will be returned to the linker
through a passed pointer parameter in the message.

      This control will look like an ordinary entry field until it is
enabled by the user.  Once enabled, the user can have a link marker
arrow placed immediately following the data (e.g., data ->).

      Dynamic hypermedia entry-field link markers allow the user to
enter data dynamic...