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An Online Method for Editing Any Web Page Using Proxy Agents


Tadachika Ozono, Toramatsu Shintani


Vol. 6  No. 5  pp. 166-172


We propose an online method WFE for editing any Web page by realizing a proxy agent. The main strength of WFE is that the method can provide users with a way to edit any web page regardless of its original author. When a user access a web page via the proxy agent, the proxy agent augments the web page with client-side scripting via JavaScript that provides the user with the editing functions. By utilizing the XHTML DOM, the script included by the proxy agent allows the user to simply select any portion of text on the page and then directly edit the underlying HTML even if the selected text appears in many different places in the document. WFE identifies the specific instance of the selected text to be found. We also describe the system called WPM to show how effectively the method WFE can be used. WPM provides marking and anchoring functions on ordinary web browsers. The users can mark words and phrases on web pages by using their browsers without any extra plug-ins like similar systems. The result shows that the method WFE is effective in developing Web applications such as the system WPM.


WWW, Dynamic HTML, Web Page Edit