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System and Method for communicating thoughts on web content

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198299D
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 31K

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Abstract

This article introduces an approach to share individuals thoughts on web content. In this system, we could add marks on the web pages to reflect our thoughts, save marks and the web link into an XML file and then share the file with others. When next reader opens the XML file, the web page will be displayed with the marks added by the creator of the XML file. The advantages of this invention are: 1. Only save the link and the added marks without original web content; reduce the size of saved files to make them easy to share 2. Share the same view between creators and readers; no need to waste time to point out the content being referred to.

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System and Method for communicating thoughts on web content

We often share interesting web links and web content with our friends and colleagues . Sometimes we want to share our thoughts on the web content as well. For example, we would highlight some words or add some comments to certain sentences that next reader is required to pay attention to. There are two typical existing approaches to achieve it so far :
1. simply send the web links and our thoughts
2. take a few extracts, reformat the content attached with our thoughts and then share them

But neither approach is effective and efficient to point out the content we refer to and communicateour thoughts .

This article introduces an approach to share individuals thoughts on web content . In this system, wecould add marks on the web pages to reflect our thoughts, save marks and the web link into an XML file and then share the file with others . When next reader opens the XML file, the web page will be displayed with the marks added by the creator of the XML file .

The procedure used in this approach is described as follows :
1) Add marks on the web content to reflect creator 's thoughts, such as changing word font or color , adding highlights, underlines, boxes or comments. Those marks should be able to be implemented via HTML /CSS/JavaScript.
2) Save marks into an XML file including type , location and other details of the marks , but without original web content . This XML file also contains the web link .
3) Whe...