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Method to select and view portions of a given web page's source in a dynamic method

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013192D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Mar-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-17

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Method to select and view portions of a given web page's source in a dynamic method This disclosure proposes a method in which the user can highlight with the mouse a portion of the web page. One of the most intriguing aspects of the web is the authorship of html pages that make up the content of the web. Not only is "language" of html very easy to learn, one of the first things the developers of web browsers did was to allow users/viewers of web pages to view the source of the html page by just selecting a view option on the web browser itself. What makes this possible is the html source code is not "compiled" by a compiler, but instead is interpreted by the web browser itself. Thus, there is a direct correlation between what is found in the html source page and what is displayed as a web page. Indeed, often a web page author has the source on one window and the displayed output on another so he/she can test changes made to the web page. Although the design of the html language and browsers allow admirers of web pages to view the author's source and use portions of it for imitation, the problem with the browsers is that it does not allow one to selectively learn about a portion of the web page that may be of interest.