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BROWSER FEATURE TO STORE CROSS REFERENCED URLS AND TO LATER OPEN THEM IN A SINGLE OPERATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000125897D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Jun-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jun-20
Document File: 3 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The proposed solution provides a way to store the cross-reference URLs in a browser Favorites folder and then to open all the cross-referened links simultaneously without opening one by one manually.

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BROWSER FEATURE TO STORE CROSS REFERENCED URLS AND TO LATER OPEN THEM IN A SINGLE OPERATION

Problem:

There is no way to cross-reference URLs in a browser Favorites folder.

It is time-consuming to recreate links or reference to other related URLs, e.g. when doing research.

The results include lost efficiency and lost access to valuable data.

Limitations of known solutions:

No solutions are known: with current art, the user must manually store each individual URL used e.g. in research. The URLs can be stored e.g. in a text file along with makeshift cross-reference information.

In order to reopen the research information previously and painstakingly located by web searching for purposes of resuming prior research, the user must then relocate where the URLs are stored and then individually click each of them to return to the respective sites. This entails a lot of extra work.

Solution:

Add new field to Add Favorite panel, just beneath "Name" field. The new field could be called e.g. "Cross-reference," see example below.

When this new field is populated, it causes e.g. a (red) tab to appear along with the title, per

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existing art (cf. Microsoft Excel, Project "Insert Comment" feature), on the favorites list for a particular link.

Clicking on this red tab causes new panel to appear which displays any/all cross-references, see example shown below.

Clicking on the main link under which all these cross-reference links are gathered then causes all the cross-references under thi...