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Web Site Substitution

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123786D
Original Publication Date: 1999-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Weber, OW: AUTHOR

Abstract

Internet users often want or need only a subset of information on a particular web page. For example, a parent might want to allow a child access to a particular page, except for one image on that page which is found to be objectionable. A method is needed to easily substitute a modified page to be displayed whenever the child accesses that site.

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Web Site Substitution

   Internet users often want or need only a subset of
information on a particular web page.  For example, a parent might
want to allow a child access to a particular page, except for one
image on that page which is found to be objectionable.  A method is
needed to easily substitute a modified page to be displayed whenever
the child accesses that site.

   Current browser art provides the capability to select a
"Save as" function to manually save a copy of the HTML file on local
machine.  The user can then use an HTML editor to modify that page,
or, if the user has the required HTML skills, that local HTML file
can then be manually modified as desired.  However, using the above
scenario, when the child accesses the same web address again, the
unmodified version of the page will still be displayed automatically.
This invention provides a method for substituting the modified page
as desired.

   The disclosed invention first adds a function to the
browser in the form of a "Replication" pushbutton which
automatically replicates a copy of the displayed web site on the
local machine.  The browser then initiates a program to allow the
user to modify that local copy.  Based upon a previously defined
user profile, the text editor or the graphical HTML editor will be
automatically initiated upon this file.  The user makes the desired
modifications and saves the new page locally.  The browser creates an
entry in a substitution table which indicates tha...