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Storing Hierarchy State Information for Web Page Traversal

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123100D
Original Publication Date: 1998-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Richard, R: AUTHOR

Abstract

The proposed solution is to concatenate Page IDs along the path for Field names which are used as lookups to the database such as LDAP to find the field. The transaction is once due to the ability to parse the path backwards. The use is to fill newly visited forms from previously visited form data. 1. Each page is given a unique ID 2. A Field on a page's lookup name is referred to as a page ID dot name. pageID.FieldName 3. When a field value is filled in this value is sent, under the aforementioned name, to a Naming Directory such as LDAP. This process could be done as a batch of field names and values. 4. In order to record the hierarchy the page Path is recorded as a series of concatenation of Dotted Page IDs.

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Storing

Hierarchy

State

Information for Web Page Traversal

   The proposed solution is to concatenate Page IDs along
the path for Field names which are used as lookups to the database
such as LDAP to find the field.  The transaction is once due to the
ability to parse the path backwards.  The use is to fill newly
visited forms from previously visited form data.
  1.  Each page is given a unique ID
  2.  A Field on a page's lookup name is referred to as
       a page ID dot name.
                 pageID.FieldName
  3.  When a field value is filled in this value is sent, under
       the aforementioned name, to a Naming Directory such as
       LDAP.  This process could be done as a batch of field
       names and values.
  4.  In order to record the hierarchy the page Path is recorded
       as a series of concatenation of Dotted Page IDs.  For
       example if a Web user goes through page IDs 12, 17, and 19
       the dotted path would be.
                 12.17.19.
      This is used to create the lookup name for a Field.  For
       example if there is a field "VisaCard" on page ID 19 in
       which a page path of 12.17.19 was used to get there, the
       field lookup name would be
                   12.17.19.VisaCard
      If the user goes to page 34 from page 19 and there is a
       VisaCard field there the lookup name would be
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