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Global Multimedia Hyperspace

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110877D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eisen, IR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In the traditional hypertext constructs, links are established with another information node of the same document or another node of another document which reside on the same computer node.

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Global Multimedia Hyperspace

      In the traditional hypertext constructs, links are established
with another information node of the same document or another node of
another document which reside on the same computer node.

      This puts limitations on the size of the document and fails to
take advantage of any existing hyperdocument which may reside
elsewhere in the WORLD.

      This invention proposes a 'global hyperspace' where each
hyperdocument can be connected to any other hyperdocument node which
may reside in a global hyperspace.

      By clicking on a link marker, the software can determine where
in the world the end node resides and can go through networking
layers to fetch the information.  For determining an exact access
information, the local node may take help from a directory service
node.

The concept may be compared to the global 'internet space'.

      If there is no direct network link, a telephonic link may be
established between two corresponding computer systems.  Such linkups
and alliances between major computer-based information repositories
will be possible which may span several states or several nations.

      In essence this disclosure proposes that the hyperlinks need
not be simply a local address: instead, it can be a telephonic link
(or a network link) to a node residing inside another hyperlinked
documement anyplace in the world.

Advantages:

1.  This will be another tool which will integrate the world -- in ...