Method for users of a network to provide other users with access to link relationships between documents

  • US 7,389,241 B1
  • Filed: 04/09/2002
  • Issued: 06/17/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/07/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for enabling users of a network to provide other users of the network with access to link relationships between document objects that are located on the network, the method comprising:

  • creating one or more link directories on one or more servers coupled to the network, wherein the one or more link directories store one or more link relationships between document objects, the one or more link relationships identify a first document object, a second document object, and one or more link relationship attributes describing relationships between the first document object and the second document object, and the link relationships are separate from the first document object and the second document object;

    making the one or more link relationships accessible to one or more users of the network;

    enabling one or more users to populate the one or more link directories with one or more link relationships; and

    billing based upon the one or more link directories created.

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