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A method of customized web browsing to reduce network traffic and energy consumption Disclosure Number: IPCOM000233958D
Publication Date: 2014-Jan-06
Document File: 4 page(s) / 55K

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As people surfing on the internet through varieties of terminals, such as pads, phones, traffic is charged expensively, and it will also lead to exhaust energy quickly, this disclosure illustrates a full customized method of web browsing, which could reduce the data traffic and energy consumption by filter out unwanted contents according to user preference, meanwhile provides good user experience.

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A method of customized web browsing to reduce network traffic and energy consumption

People are surfing on the internet using varieties of terminals, varieties of network accesses, such as using computer and broadband connection, pad and 3G wireless. Traffic is charged expensively, especially in certain developing countries; the heavy traffic may cause congestion in the widely used packet switch networks and thus cause bad performance , such as the slow speed loading a web page; further more, in certain mobile terminals such as pad, the 3G data transfer costs a lot energy, thus, the battery may be exhausted quickly. So people want a way to lower the traffic without much experience downgrade. This disclosure will explain a method for fully customized, traffic saving web page loading, which could confront the problems above.

Some web pages are large, containing large varieties of content elements, such as graphics, flashes, videos, comment area, related article area, applets, auto-refresh mechanism such as on-time stock price, and so on. All these will add load to traffic, and some also add pressure to the web server because it needs computation aside from mere data transfer , such as in modern search engines, it will append the related search key word on the bottom of the response page, and this may need calculation according to complicated algorithms. But does people really need all these? Not exactly. Some may only want to view the text of a news with no refresh, some may only want to see the comments, some even may only want to listen to the background music. There are some methods present, such as using the shortcut graphs, or using snapshot, but it only concerns specified types of elements and lacks the concern of specific customer necessities, also it lacks the flexibility for further user behavior, such as load another small fraction on the page, like the stock price board, after receiving a simplified version of the web page.

As known, the web pages nowadays are constructed using HTML/XHTML, which forms a hierarchical tree structure. Every part of the page, such as an area containing a stock price graph, corresponds to a sub tree of it, such as a DIV element in HTML. So, a page could be divided into several hierarchical parts. These parts usually are loaded respectively in an asynchronized way and could be requested, refreshed with such as Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) actions. And also, in websites nowadays, especially some large portals, web pages could be divided into several groups within each of which the structure is the same, for example, pages of product introduction in particular E-commerce website A, are all with a picture, a written introduction, special offers, relative products, product description, product details, and a customer review within which there is also a "more helpful customer reviews" part. In this disclosure, the term "template" is used to depict the same structure of a group of web page...