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Creation of Web Pages for the Internet

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118888D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Byford, D: AUTHOR

Abstract

As the use of the Internet grows, the demand for means of creating Web pages increases. At present, this frequently requires specialist help, and non-technical users are deterred from creating their own pages.

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Creation of Web Pages for the Internet

      As the use of the Internet grows, the demand for means of
creating Web pages increases.  At present, this frequently requires
specialist help, and non-technical users are deterred from creating
their own pages.

      The described solution involves the use of a paper, proforma
page which allows the user to insert titles, graphics, photographs
and text in certain pre-defined positions in accordance with a layout
providing guides for the user.

      Words or text that is intended to act as hypertext links will
be underlined along the guide provided.  At the bottom of the page,
the appropriate Uniform Resource Locator (URL) links are recorded
that match each of the required, marked links.  A color OCR scanner,
capable of accepting paper forms completed in the way defined by the
proforma, converts the content into appropriate digital output.
Software that will accept the digital input from the scanner
automatically generates a World Wide Web (WWW) page for adding to a
Web-server database, using conversion algorithms for the mark-up
data.

      In this way, Web pages may be designed and put together without
the need of knowledge on the part of the creator of Web page markup
language and without the immediate need of a computer or other
equipment.