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Cooperating Web Site Link Model Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015360D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Feb-14
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

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Title: A System for Maintaining Currency of Links between Cooperating Web Sites. Any web site ("the linking site") whose pages links to another site's pages ("the target site") is susceptible to the pages on the target site being relocated without any knowledge of the move being communicated to the linking site. This results in a situation called a "dead-link" a link which does not produce the intended target site's page, but instead produces a "Page Not Found" condition to the user of the linking site. It would be preferable that the linking site's source be automatically updated to reflect the current location of a target site's pages which the linking site references. The result would be that users of the linking site would avoid the "dead-link" situation when attempting to link to relocated pages on a target site. Components which provide a system to maintain the currency of a linking site's source pages would be comprised of the following :