05835914 is referenced by 132 patents and cites 8 patents.

A method for preserving the existence of a control during the lifetime of its container application is provided. A naming control is specified in an HTML document prior to specifying the target control. The naming control receives as a parameter a control identifier, which is passed to the class factory of the target control prior to creation of the target control. The class factory maintains a control list, with an entry for each control identifier corresponding to a currently active control. When a Web page is exited, the control is not deleted. Upon returning to the Web page and prior to creating a new control, the control list is checked to determine whether a control with a desired identifier is currently active. If so, a pointer to the corresponding control is returned, rather than create a new control. In this manner, a connection between a control and a host computer over a network can be maintained, without the necessity to destroy the connection and create a new connection each time the corresponding Web page is exited and revisited.

Title
Method for preserving and reusing software objects associated with web pages
Application Number
8/800545
Publication Number
5835914
Application Date
February 18, 1997
Publication Date
November 10, 1998
Inventor
David Neal Brim
Custer
WA, US
Agent
Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness PLLC
Assignee
Wall Data Incorporated
WA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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