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Mechanism to process lists within an Internet Browser to avoid getting lost in the Web

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246914D
Publication Date: 2016-Jul-14
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Processing lists within an Internet Browser to avoid getting lost in the Web

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Mechanism to process lists within an Internet Browser to avoid getting lost in the Web

When using various web sites on the internet we frequently find ourselves list processing, i.e. getting a page with a list of items that we click to view the next page then click back to get back to the list then click the next one and so on. e.g. Amazon, Ebay, news web sites, etc. The problem comes when links are clicked

within a viewed page which takes the user to another page and then another and so

on, or another browser tab opens and before too long the user is "lost" and finds it difficult to get back to the original list to continue processing items.

    To solve this problem the web browser will recognise a list processing pattern, i.e. list of links on a page which are clicked and then back is pressed and another link on the page clicked. Once list processing is detected a button on the browser tool bar will enable. This "Return to List" button once pressed will take the user from the current page to the page they were list processing from and set the last link to be clicked on the page as the current cursor location.

In detail this works as follows.

    1. A Browser displays a HTML web page with a list or table with multiple links.

    2. A user clicks a link on the page and views a page then use the browser Back function to return to the list.

    3. The user repeats this action 3 times, at this point the Browser enables a "Return to List" button in the browser and caches the curre...