A Web site gathering system by means of lazy navigation
Original Publication Date: 2000-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
A system is disclosed that supports finding related Web sites efficiently by means of lazy navigation. The system displays three windows: a taxonomy window, an HTML window, and a URL list window. The taxonomy window manages related Web sites hierarchically (Fig. 1). The left of the window shows the Web sites by means of tree structure. Each node in the tree corresponds to either a collection of Web sites or a Web site. A highlighted node indicates the selected node. The right of the window shows the attributes of the selected node such as a URL. Users can edit the tree structure and the attributes of nodes on the window. When users double click a Web site node, the HTML window displays the HTML indicated by the URL attribute of the node. The HTML window displays Web pages (Fig. 2). The window has three parts: an "Add this Web site to taxonomy" button, a URL field, and an HTML displaying area. When users push the button, the taxonomy window adds a new Web node to the selected node. When users input a URL in the URL fields, the HTML window displays the HTML indicated by the URL. When users click an anchor on the HTML displaying area, the display of the HTML window does not change, but the URL list window adds the URL indicated by the anchor. The URL list window displays URLs and their titles (Fig. 3). When users click an item on the window, the clicked item is removed from the window, and the HTML window displays the HTML indicated by the clicked item. Therefore, the URL list window can be thought of as a Things-to-Do list. When a URL in the list is actually visited, it no longer stays in the list.