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URL reduction for the Internet access devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015400D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Feb-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a middleware program, such as reverse proxy, which reduces size of a URL in a hyper text document for the following objectives: Provide capability of handling long URLs in Internet access terminals beyond the technical limitation of the terminals; For example, URL length is limited to 200 bytes in case of the i-mode phones provided by NTT DoCoMo. Reduce communication cost of the Internet access terminals by reducing the size of URLs in a document that is sent to the terminals.