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Extra Transaction Suppression during Web Browser Collaboration

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123361D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ohkado, A: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A program is disclosed that suppresses extra transaction during web browser collaboration. During web browser collaboration, it is common to synchronize the html displayed on the participating browsers. But it is also useful to synchronize the data entered to the form in that html. However, when simply synchronized, it will cause a serious problem. For example, on the "order" form, if button click event is synchronized on all the participating browsers, all browsers issue the order request. Because the collaboration synchronize the contents of the form on all browsers, this will result the multiple order for the one customer. This is not the desired result. In most cases, the purpose of collaboration is to assist the customer who is going to order.

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Extra Transaction Suppression during Web Browser Collaboration

   A program is disclosed that suppresses extra transaction
during web browser collaboration.  During web browser collaboration,
it is common to synchronize the html displayed on the participating
browsers.  But it is also useful to synchronize the data entered to
the form in that html.  However, when simply synchronized, it will
cause a serious problem.  For example, on the "order" form, if button
click event is synchronized on all the participating browsers, all
browsers issue the order request.  Because the collaboration
synchronize the contents of the form on all browsers, this will
result the multiple order for the one customer.  This is not the
desired result.  In most cases, the purpose of collaboration is to
assist the customer who is going to order.  The assisting operator is
using browser to show information on customer's browser.  The
resulting order must be issued only from the customer's browser, no
browsers of assisting operator shall issue order.

   Our method determines the browsers which shall not generate
transaction and discard the request from those browsers.  To
indicate the browsers which shall not issue order, use hidden field
in the form or Cookie.  When it is possible for web server to
determine the browsers which shall not generate transaction, web
server sets the Cookie, which indicates the request is not from the
customer and shall not accept transaction, to browsers. ...