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A method to automatically detect widgets and widget-like structures on a webpage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000222859D
Publication Date: 2012-Oct-25

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

Disclosed is a method that allows a web crawler to automatically identify where widgets or widget-like views are in a Document Object Model (DOM) and understand their structure. This allows it to more efficiently navigate the website and perform data indexing, security, compliance, and accessibility assessment, etc.