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A method and apparatus for tracking the navigation path of a user that has been directed to a second site on the WWW from a first site on the WWW. A URL is received at the second WWW site when the user is directed from the first site to the second site. At the second WWW site, information representative of an identity of the first WWW site is captured by identifying a first code in the URL. A destination web page is determined for the user, and a revised destination web page is formed by attaching a second code representative of the identity of the first WWW site into at least one selected web page link associated with the destination web page. The revised destination web page is then transmitted to the user.

Title
Method and apparatus for attaching navigational history information to universal resource locator links on a world wide web page
Application Number
8/531031
Publication Number
5712979
Application Date
September 20, 1995
Publication Date
January 27, 1998
Inventor
Marvin I Weinberger
Havertown
PA, US
Edwin Howell Watkeys III
North Wales
PA, US
Joshua Kopelman
Malvern
PA, US
Terry E Graber
Downingtown
PA, US
Agent
Reed Smith Shaw & McClay
Assignee
Infonautics Corporation
PA, US
IPC
G06F 11/30
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