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Configurable URL Policy

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000132532D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Dec-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Dec-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Currently when a user is working in a multiple window environment, it is difficult for a user to control the configuration of that window in that environment. That is for example, the location, size, of the window and how content is rendered (i.e adjusting text size or omitting graphics) in the window. This problem is especially relevant to windows generated accessing URLs in a web browser. This documents describes a method for associating a Configurable URL policy with a URL to control window configuration. The core idea given in this invention is the definition of a user policy which defines how a window resulting from accessing a particular URL should be configured within the current workspace.

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Configurable URL Policy

Currently when a user is working in a multiple window environment, it is difficult for a user to control the configuration of that window in that environment. That is for example, the location, size, of the window and how content is rendered (i.e adjusting text size or omitting graphics) in the window. This problem is especially relevant to windows generated accessing URLs in a web browser.

This documents describes a method for associating a Configurable URL policy with a URL to control window configuration. The core idea given in this invention is the definition of a user policy which defines how a window resulting from accessing a particular URL should be configured within the current workspace.

Two of the main advantages of this approach are: more user friendly workspace where the user can automate the control of window placement and the control of windows added to the workspace user can control how content is rendered in that window

For each URL in a finite set of URLs (for example, favorites or bookmarks) the user would specify a unique configuration.

This configuration information would automatically be used when this URL is accessed via browser. Moreover this specific configuration could optionally be extended to other URLs that have the context root (for example http://w3.ibm.com and http://w3.ibm.com/hr).

The collection of said configurations would collectively be a Configurable URL policy.

How this invention works:

1. Assume the specification of a General Configuration definition that could include but not be limited...