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Public source archival of web page of interest

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031374D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-22
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

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One of the aspects of the web is the amount of useful information provided for "free" by people posting information. However, another aspect of the world of the web is that there is usually finite storage a person posting a web page can afford, thus some information (web pages) must be deleted so that new pages may be added. Or as in most cases, the information is deemed obsolete by some and is removed.

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Public source archival of web page of interest

Many times, people bookmark another person's web page because it contains pertinent information to their needs. But at some time later, when the user goes back to reference that bookmark, the pages have since been deleted or moved or the web site is no longer in operation.

How can one save off good web pages from potentially volatile servers?

What is proposed is a method of web authoring that would make it easy for the public to archive a web site for simple archival. What is meant by this is that when one sees a web site of high interest , there is an option on the page called "Free Archival". When this button on the web page is pushed, the entire contents that make up the web site from that reference point gets archived into a format of the user's choosing (zip, tar, backup, etc...) and then downloaded to the client computer.

1) Users can create a web site from "scratch" (literally creating the HTML pages in the raw) or using a HTML editing program.

2) As part of the Save option (or the user can insert manually), there is a special HTML tag called: <self_archival>

3) Along with the HTML tag, one can list:
a) relative archival - archive from this relative html location "downward" in the links or "upward" in the links
b) restrictive archival - request a user id and password to allow permission to create automatic archival
c) limited archival - anyone can archive this web page and it's children links EXCEPT the following sub-links (that might contain copyright material)

4) This web page is published onto a web s...