05826031 is referenced by 108 patents and cites 7 patents.

In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the method retrieves a web file and sorts one or more information element references according to a priority attribute associated with each reference. After ranking the information element references by priority, the method then retrieves each information element in the order that their references were ranked. After receiving an information element, a user acts upon the information element in the appropriate manner. Typical objects, and their actions, would include displaying an image file, executing an applet, or playing an audio file. By using the steps of the preferred method, more important objects are retrieved before less important objects, thus allowing the user to act upon the more important objects sooner than the user could have acted on the important objects using methods available in the prior art.

Title
Method and system for prioritized downloading of embedded web objects
Application Number
8/664048
Publication Number
5826031
Application Date
June 10, 1996
Publication Date
October 20, 1998
Inventor
Jakob Nielsen
Atherton
CA, US
Agent
Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker
Assignee
Sun Microsystems
CA, US
IPC
G06F 13/38
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