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Method and System for Communicating Navigable Links based on Content in Web Conferencing Clients

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235989D
Publication Date: 2014-Apr-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 28K

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A method and system is disclosed for communicating navigable links based on content in web conferencing clients.

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Method and System for Communicating Navigable Links based on Content in Web Conferencing Clients

The web conferencing product can recognize a displayed Uniform Resource Locator (URL) link and dynamically allow a user to click on the displayed URL link to bring up a desired page in a browser. Users can search for links using typical URL formats. The typical URL formats allow web-conferencing clients to actually allow users to click on a link and go to a web page.

Disclosed is a method and system for identifying links that do not possess a typical URL format. The method and system enables scanning of a web page being projected on a server side of teleconferencing software for identifying visible links. The scanning is performed by inspecting a Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) being projected. If the server finds clickable links within a page, the server sends the information to the web-conferencing clients via a communication protocol that transports video and chat information. The communication protocol is extended to include a link meta-information to provide a recipient a browser-like experience with a content being projected. The link meta-information includes screen coordinates

where the URL link can be active as well as a resulting URL link when clicked.

The disclosed method and system enables web-conferencing clients to allow users to click on links not possessing a typical URL format directly from a

web-conferencing client.