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Method and System for Dynamically Creating and Displaying Access Keys for Hyperlinks in a Webpage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000196519D
Publication Date: 2010-Jun-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 111K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system for dynamically creating access keys for hyperlinks on a webpage displayed in a web browser. Thereafter, the access keys are displayed on the webpage when a user presses a key to activate access keys. Subsequently, the user may navigate the hyperlinks using the access keys using a keyboard instead of clicking the hyperlinks with a pointing device.

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Method and System for Dynamically Creating and Displaying Access Keys for

Hyperlinks in a Webpage

A method and system is disclosed for dynamically creating access keys for hyperlinks on a webpage displayed in a web browser. Thereafter, the access keys are displayed on the webpage when a user presses a key on a keyboard to activate access keys. Subsequently, the user may navigate the hyperlinks using the access keys using a keyboard instead of clicking the hyperlinks with a pointing device.

In accordance with the method disclosed herein, a client based program is employed to generate access keys for hyperlinks present on a webpage. The client based program analyzes the hyperlinks present on the webpage and creates access keys for the hyperlinks. In order to associate an access key with a hyperlink, the client based program modifies a source code of the webpage to insert an accesskey element for the hyperlink. Similarly, the client based program modifies the source code for each of the hyperlinks present in the webpage.

Usually, a web browser is also associated with one or more access keys, so in order to avoid conflict of access keys between the web browser and the webpage, the client based program determines access keys which are already associated with the web browser. Accordingly, the client based program associates access keys with the webpage so that same access keys are not associated to both the browser and the webpage. Once access keys are associated with...