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Automating Web navigation with the WebVCR

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Automating Web navigation with the WebVCR
Recent developments in Web technology such as the inclusion of scripting languages, frames, and the growth of dynamic content, have made the process of retrieving Web content more complicated, and sometimes tedious. For example, Web browsers do not provide a method for a user to bookmark a frame-based Web site once the user navigates within the initial frameset. Also, some sites, such as travel sites and online classifieds, require users to go through a sequence of steps and fill out a sequence of forms in order to access their data. Using the bookmark facilities implemented in all popular browsers, often it is not possible to create a shortcut to access such data, and these steps must be manually repeated every time the data is needed. However, hard-to-reach pages are often the best candidates for a shortcut, because significantly more effort is required to reach them than to reach a standard page with a well-defined URL. The WebVCR system addresses this problem by letting users reco...
Vinod Anupam, Juliana Freire, Bharat Kumar, Daniel
Added 17 Dec 2010
Updated 17 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2000
Where CN
Authors Vinod Anupam, Juliana Freire, Bharat Kumar, Daniel F. Lieuwen
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