Dynamic hypertext link converter system and process

  • US 5,745,360 A
  • Filed: 08/14/1995
  • Issued: 04/28/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/14/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for converting input source file materials containing non-HTML formatted hypertext links to output file HTML formatted hypertext links, comprising steps in a computer having a processor, memory, input/output and communication interfaces for:

  • accessing a user requested topic segment in said input source file material;

    identifying any hypertext links included in said topic segment;

    verifying that any referenced material contained in each said hypertext link exists;

    recording the location in the referenced work where said referenced material may be found;

    constructing HTML formatted anchor reference tags for each said verified hypertext link; and

    formatting an output file that includes said HTML formatted anchor reference tags in place of any said hypertext links included in said accessed topic segment.

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