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Method for Automatically Resolving Internet Links

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122868D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Isensee, S: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for automatically resolving Internet links after a failed attempt to connect to a server. Currently, the user must make repeated, manual attempts to connect to a server if access is denied for any reason. Often, the only information given to a user is an ambiguous error message. This solution would allow the user to automatically make repeated attempts to connect to a server. User defined properties would control the behavior of the solution, which would most likely be a browser feature or plug-in.

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Method for Automatically Resolving Internet Links

      Disclosed is a method for automatically resolving Internet
links after a failed attempt to connect to a server.  Currently, the
user must make repeated, manual attempts to connect to a server if
access is denied for any reason.  Often, the only information given
to a user is an ambiguous error message.  This solution would allow
the user to automatically make repeated attempts to connect to a
server.  User defined properties would control the behavior of the
solution, which would most likely be a browser feature or plug-in.

      As more and more people begin to use the Internet,
failed attempts to connect to a server will surely become more
common.  Currently, users that are unable to connect to a server are
usually presented with an ambiguous error message regarding the
possible reasons that the connection was not made.  This invention
will make it possible for users to automatically make repeated
attempts to connect according to property settings made by the user.

      Users will have the ability to customize this
invention.  Properties such as the number of times a connection is
attempted, the frequency of the attempts, and the action to be taken
when a connection is made would all be under the control of the
user.  Users would be free to work on other things while the
invention attempts to connect.  When a connection is made, or the
attempts are halted, the user would be notified.