06195679 is referenced by 246 patents and cites 28 patents.

A session navigation and recording system for a computer environment automatically records every web page that the user visits, thus preserving the context of the paths and allowing the user to view all of the paths traversed in a session which are placed in a file. The user navigates through the saved session paths using a session history toolbar which allows the user to navigate through any selected session path and provides controls for backward, forward, pause, and record commands. Sessions can be automatically executed by the user with a time delay between each task. The user can edit and display any session path. Pages may be marked for different levels of priorities and also for aging, i.e. marked to expire within a certain time span or by a certain date. The user also creates a custom path comprised of web pages, macros, filters, search queries, email, and any object that can be acted upon, including other application programs and may also be combined with all or part of a session path. The user defined paths are executed in the same manner as session paths.

Title
Browsing session recording playback and editing system for generating user defined paths and allowing users to mark the priority of items in the paths
Application Number
9/3194
Publication Number
6195679 (B1)
Application Date
January 6, 1998
Publication Date
February 27, 2001
Inventor
Scott Putterman
Cupertino
CA, US
Kristin Bauersfeld
Half Moon Bay
CA, US
Agent
Christopher Peil
US
Michael A Glenn
US
Assignee
Netscape Communications Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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