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AutorenHarald Weinreich, Winfried Lamersdorf
TitelConcepts for Improved Visualization of Web Link Attributes
Publiziert inProceedings of the 9th International World Wide Web Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 15-19 May 2000
VerlagElsevier Science
MediumConference Proceedings
DatumMai 2000
ZusammenfassungThis 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 other 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 if 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 information are listed, potential methods to present these facts are compared, the prototype implementation of the proposed concept -- called by us HyperScout -- is presented, and further developments are discussed.here more
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