User Constrained Browsing
Original Publication Date: 2002-Aug-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-05
As the Web is increasingly used as a user interface and transport for many different types of applications, there will be an increasing need to limit the types of information that users are allowed to access. This feature will be used to protect scarce RF resources, prevent access to questionable or sensitive material, and reduce unproductive surfing. Web filters are a well known approach to limiting a user's ability to access to certain Web sites or Web sites with particular key words or URL patterns. However, Web filters are based on static rules and do not accommodate a dynamic situation. Given the expectation that users will operate in a mobile and quickly evolving environment, a need exists to limit Web access based on factors such as each user's individualized context, access technology, and terminal type.