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Navigation method using information anchor points

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015638D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Mar-15
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is an information navigation mechanism in which a user of web browser can jump backward or forward to any specific web page by a simple and intuitive method. The specific page is explicitly marked as an "anchor page" by the user during the page navigation, and the user can use the anchor page as a starting point of information navigation. This mechanism especially makes it efficient for the user to find out necessary information from the fairly large amount of information sources stored in so many web sites. A typical information finding scenario for a web user to search for any specific topic is as follows: 1. The user moves to a starting page from which the user initiates information finding operation 2. The user jumps to other relevant pages by using a hyperlink provided on the starting page or with assistance of search engine and checks to see if the pages contain necessary information the user needs