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Selectively Load Images into Browsers with the Mouse

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122875D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Tomita, L: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a function that will load individual images into a browser by clicking on a place holder with the mouse. Often when surfing the internet, not all pictures for a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) will be loaded and loading graphics takes a long time. A simple click or double click on the space where the image is supposed to be requests just the missing image. Loading the desired images with a click or double click of the mouse would make surfing faster.

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Selectively Load Images into Browsers with the Mouse

      Disclosed is a function that will load individual images into a
browser by clicking on a place holder with the mouse.  Often when
surfing the internet, not all pictures for a Uniform Resource Locator
(URL) will be loaded and loading graphics takes a long time.  A
simple click or double click on the space where the image is supposed
to be requests just the missing image.  Loading the desired images
with a click or double click of the mouse would make surfing faster.

      When loading a URL, the browser will insert a place holder in
the document for unsuccessfully loaded images.  Clicking on the place
holder for a missed image would send a request for just the single
image instead of the whole page saving time and bandwidth.  Typical
browser users reload the whole document to try to get the rest of the
images to load.  This takes a lot of time and does not guarantee the
missing images will load.  A typical user would find it natural to
click or double click on a place holder to load an image.

      Another useful function would be to turn off the loading of
images and then selectively clicking on the desired images to be
loaded.  This would be useful in catalog sites or a good way to avoid
images like a logo that is on every page.

      Browsers would not be losing any capabilities that they have
now.  Since one mouse button is typically used for jumping to URLs,
then the other button coul...