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Read/Unread Control for Hierarchic Document on World-Wide-Web Server

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118508D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 65K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Yonezawa, T: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a system that controls Read/Unread information for individual users of hierarchic document databases on the World-Wide-Web (WWW) server system. In this system, an user can determine that a new article is created or updated even if the article is in the lower layer of a hierarchy in the WWW menu. This system also manages an user's discarding information for a document.

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Read/Unread Control for Hierarchic Document on World-Wide-Web Server

      Disclosed is a system that controls Read/Unread information
for individual users of hierarchic document databases on the
World-Wide-Web (WWW) server system.  In this system, an user can
determine that a new article is created or updated even if the
article is in the lower layer of a hierarchy in the WWW menu.  This
system also manages an user's discarding information for a document.

      A document on the WWW system has links to other documents
(Figure).  In this WWW system, if document D1 is updated which is
linked from document D, a link from D to D1 is highlighted at WWW
browser to indicate that D1 is updated.  If the user has read D1, the
highlight is deleted.  If D1111 is updated, all links from D to D1,
from D1 to D11, from D11 to D111, from D111 to D1111 are highlighted.
If D13 is updated, links from D to D1, from D1 to D13 are
highlighted.

      The user can also discard a document to indicate that the
document is not necessary for the user.  If the user discards
document D11, a link from D1 to D11 is never highlighted even if D11,
D111, D1111  is updated.  But if D12 or D13 is updated, a link from
D1 to D12, D13 and a link from D to D1 are highlighted.  With this
function, the user is not bothered by highlighted links to the
documents in which the user is not interested.

      With these functions, the user can determine easily which
documents are to be read or not, even if the updated documents are in
a lower layer of the system.

      All these controls are maintained for each individual
user.  Users are identified by Identif...