06075537 is referenced by 32 patents and cites 13 patents.

A data processor controlled user interactive display system for displaying hypertext documents, each including a sequence of display screen pages received over a communications network such as the World Wide Web. Each of the pages contains a plurality of hotspots of varying dimensions, each of said hotspots being responsive to user interactive pointing means to display a linked document. The system has means for determining the dimensions and positions of said hotspots on said display page and means responsive to said determining means for dynamically creating a plurality of expanded hotspot zones, each respectively including one of said hotspots. The system then provides means responsive to said user interactive pointing means within a selected hotspot zone to display the document linked to the hotspot in said zone. These hotspot zones are highlighted when the user points to them to provide the user with a large and highly visible target zone within which he may access his selected hotspot.

Title
Ease of use interface to hotspots in hypertext document pages in network display stations
Application Number
8/975541
Publication Number
6075537
Application Date
November 20, 1997
Publication Date
June 13, 2000
Inventor
David Andrew Sawin
Youngsville
NC, US
David Frederick Champion
Durham
NC, US
Randal Lee Bertram
Raleigh
NC, US
Ravi Shankarnarayan Adapathya
Durham
NC, US
Agent
J B Kraft
Joscelyn G Cockburn
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 3/14
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