Concepts for improved visualization of Web link attributes

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Concepts for improved visualization of Web link attributes
This paper discusses methods to generate and display automatically additional hyperlink information to the users of the World Wide Web. Current Web browsers make it hard to predict what will happen if a link is being followed: users get different information than they expect, a new window may be opened, a download starts, or the destination object is just not available. Instead of giving an appropriate notification in advance, users have to follow a link, check whether the document contains the expected information, get back, try another link etc. However, usually it is possible to obtain additional hyperlink information from several sources like link anchor tags, the user's history and web servers. Furthermore, with little enhancements, Web servers may include even more additional information to the hyperlinks in Web documents. These can be displayed before users select a link to improve navigation and reduce the cognitive overhead. In this paper several types of Web hyperlink i...
Harald Weinreich, Winfried Lamersdorf
Added 17 Dec 2010
Updated 17 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2000
Where CN
Authors Harald Weinreich, Winfried Lamersdorf
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