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.

Method for preserving and reusing software objects associated with web pages
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
February 18, 1997
Publication Date
November 10, 1998
David Neal Brim
Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness PLLC
Wall Data Incorporated
G06F 17/30
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