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Internal Placemarks for Uniform Resource Locator Bookmark Operations

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122959D
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

Jaaskelainen Jr, W: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to expand the definition of Uniform Resource Locator (URL) Bookmarking to incorporate additional information. The additional information allows the user to position to a specific place within a URL once it is opened. To the user, this combined opening/positioning appears as one seamless operation.

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Internal Placemarks for Uniform Resource Locator Bookmark Operations

      Disclosed is a method to expand the definition of Uniform
Resource Locator (URL) Bookmarking to incorporate additional
information.  The additional information allows the user to position
to a specific place within a URL once it is opened.  To the user,
this combined opening/positioning appears as one seamless operation.

A method of implementation is proposed:
  1.  A new button is added to the Bookmark function for a
       browser.  The button indicates "Save Placemark", or
       save my place within this Bookmark when the user
       creates the bookmark.
  2.  When users select the Placemark option, this information
       is passed to the Applet or Application (App) accessing
       the URL.
  3.  If Placemarking is supported by the App, the information
       required for Placemarking (a list of Objects and
       displacements within Objects) is passed back to Browser
       for storage on the users hard drive (or server disk
       storage).
  4.  When a user activates a URL by selecting an Existing
       Bookmark, an additional Button "Use my Placemark" is
       presented.
  5.  If the user selects this Button, this information is passed
       on to the App which processes the URL.
  6.  If Placemarking is supported, the App requests saved
       information for Placemarking, and uses this da...