Distributed hypermedia method and system for automatically invoking external application providing interaction and display of embedded objects within a hypermedia document

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  • US 8,086,662 B1
  • Filed: 10/26/2006
  • Issued: 12/27/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/17/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for viewing delta encoded and compressed video images in a distributed hypermedia network environment, wherein the distributed hypermedia network environment comprises at least one client workstation and one remote network server coupled to the distributed hypermedia network environment, the method comprising:

  • receiving, at the client workstation from the network server over the distributed hypermedia network environment, at least one file containing information to enable a browser application to display at least a portion of a distributed hypermedia document within a browser-controlled window;

    executing the browser application on the client workstation, with the browser application;

    responding to text formats to initiate processing specified by the text formats;

    displaying at least a portion of the document within the browser-controlled window;

    identifying an embed text format which corresponds to a first location in the document;

    automatically invoking program code, in response to the identifying of the embed text format, in order to enable an end-user to view a series of delta encoded and compressed video images, with the video images being displayed within a display area created at the first location within the portion of the hypermedia document being displayed in the browser-controlled window, wherein the series of delta encoded and compressed video images is received from a remote network server coupled to the distributed hypermedia network environment.

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