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Conditional Hypertext Mark-Up Language Tags to Dynamically Change Web Pages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118266D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hutson, WE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a technique to provide conditional Hypertext Mark-Up Language (HTML) tags that would dynamically alter the appearance or content of a web page. The conditional HTML tags disclosed are based on three different types of triggers: Date/time, user-origination point, and counter-reading.

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Conditional Hypertext Mark-Up Language Tags to Dynamically Change
Web Pages

      Disclosed is a technique to provide conditional Hypertext
Mark-Up Language (HTML) tags that would dynamically alter the
appearance or content of a web page.  The conditional HTML tags
disclosed are based  on three different types of triggers: Date/time,
user-origination point,  and counter-reading.

      The date/time conditional HTML tag would allow the user to
specify the date or time for the update to take place and the nature
of the update, such as deleting or changing text.  During the
processing of the conditional tag, the system would compare the
specified date or  time with the current date or time, and if
expired, execute the specified  change.

      The user-origination point conditional HTML tag would allow the
author to specify dynamic changes to the page content based on the
origination point of the person accessing the page.  Again, the
system would monitor this information and make the specified changes
to the content when the user-origination point matches that specified
by the author.

      The counter-monitoring HTML tag would work in a similar manner
as above; however, its trigger is the current counter reading of the
number of people that have accessed the page since a given date.
Again, this tag, the author can set a threshold level at which the
specified content changes are to take place.  The system monitors the
counter and  when the threshold...