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Method for Phriendly URL's Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022046D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Feb-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Feb-20

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Handheld devices are increasily web-enabled, though the interfaces for text input are still considerably unwieldy. Explicit URLs can be difficult and time consuming for a user to key on such a web-enabled device like a mobile phone. This article suggests two methods that provide some relief to users frustrated with these problems. The first involves concerned website administrators registering multiple domain names for each website. The second involves the client software on the device applying a T9-like algorithm to URL input.