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Method of generating and providing script associated with a digital asset

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Method of generating and providing script associated with a digital asset


A method of generating and providing script associated with a digital asset is provided. A web application hosted on a server generates script. The script includes code to request the content of the digital asset from a remote site when the code is executed by a browser. The code includes a subscriber identifier for use by the remote site in determining whether a web page is authorized to receive the content of the digital asset. The generated script is provided to a web browser for insertion into, and to become part of, a web page. The script allows for receipt of the content of the digital asset to an authorized web page.

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USPTO Applicaton #: #20120297287 - Class: 715234 (USPTO) - 11/22/12 - Class 715 


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The Patent Description & Claims data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20120297287, Method of generating and providing script associated with a digital asset.

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CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application is a continuation of co-pending U.S. application Ser. No. 12/902,326 filed Oct. 12, 2010, which, in turn, is a continuation of U.S. application Ser. No. 09/923,923 filed Aug. 7, 2001, now, U.S. Pat. No. 7,814,172. The entire disclosures of each of these prior applications are incorporated herein by reference.

This application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Application No. 60/223,394 filed Aug. 7, 2000, entitled “SYNDICATION METHODOLOGY TO DYNAMICALLY PLACE DIGITAL ASSETS ON NON-RELATED WEB SITES.”

COPYRIGHT NOTICE AND AUTHORIZATION

Portions of the documentation in this patent document contain material that is subject to copyright protection. The copyright owner has no objection to the facsimile reproduction by anyone of the patent document or the patent disclosure as it appears in the Patent and Trademark Office file or records, but otherwise reserves all copyright rights whatsoever.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is directed to the process of Active Data Syndication and its use in web development and content management. More specifically, the present invention establishes the mechanism, the framework, the interfaces and the ancillary methodology to allow multiple content creators to offer for targeted syndication or network distribution and retrieval of digital assets across the web and to have those assets present within the constrains of the receiving web site, and to automate that process, where warranted.

Conventional web sites consist of a wide variety of articles and information compiled and entered independently by a webmaster. Tools abound to facilitate the production of such web sites, from textual HTML editors to visual page designers like Adobe GoLive. Programs like LinkBOT exist to validate links among pages. However, the conventionality of this form of web site generation becomes merely a shell for the advent of the more advanced, dynamic and interactive web site.

Site management tools allow for the collaborative efforts of site creation, but are significantly limited in their ability to share information and digital assets across the boundaries of web sites.

Syndication or distribution of digital assets across the web heretofore involved the direct replication of those assets to a database server under the control of the receiving web site manager, and away from the control of the supplier of the digital asset. Examples of implementations where content replication is the primary form of asset syndication include those from Vignette, Kinecta, Interwoven, ICE, and ArcadiaOne.

Accordingly, there is a need for a system which (1) unifies the way digital assets, in any form, are shared from one site to another, (2) unifies the distribution of those digital assets across multiple platforms, (3) allows the owners of digital asset a management tool for tracking the business relationships surrounding the use of the digital assets, (4) establishes mechanisms, interfaces and methodology for the secure flow of information through information distribution networks, (5) facilitates the webmaster to have updated digital content present on the web site, and (6) automates the update of web content. The present invention fulfills these needs.

Prior to the present invention, it was not possible for web sites governed by any number of normal content management tools to proactively share information with independent and unrelated web sites. The lightweight and transportable tool of the present invention allows for a web site to be programmed to receive digital asset information in a multiplicity of formats, and to display those assets within the style and constraints of the receiving web site. The web sites need not be collocated, nor do they need to be created using the same tools. They simply need to render HTML in any web browser, capable of interpreting Java and JavaScript. The power of this tool is such that it can enhance, if not revolutionize, the bi-directional communications infrastructure using the web. These managed information distribution networks do for the Internet what faxes and overnight mail did for corporate correspondence two decades ago.

SUMMARY

OF THE INVENTION

The present invention provides a scheme of obtaining selected content for a web page, wherein the selected content itself is not initially part of the web page. The web page includes script, such as JavaScript, associated with the selected content. The scheme operates as follows:

1. A web browser requests a web page that includes script associated with the selected content. The selected content may be only a portion of the web page. The selected content may be a digital asset or an executable file. In the preferred embodiment, the web page is constructed using HTML, and the script is embedded therein.

2. The web browser interprets the script and formats a request to obtain the selected content from a remote site. The request includes a uniform resource identifier (URI) of the web page and a unique identifier of the selected content. The URI may be a URL.

3. A remote site, such as a web server, receives the request and authenticates whether the URI is authorized to receive the selected content. If so, then the remote site locates the selected content and sends the selected content to the web browser. The selected content may be stored in a content repository connected to the web server. If the URI is not authorized to receive the selected content, then the remote site sends a signal to the web browser that the selected content is not available, and the web browser assembles the web page without the selected content.

4. The web browser assembles the initially requested web page using the selected content obtained from the remote site.

The assembled web page may include one or more content sets from the syndicator, each having its own script for implementing the steps above.

In one preferred embodiment, the script includes a subscriber identifier and a content identifier which are both used to create the unique identifier of the selected content.

The present invention also provides a scheme for syndicating digital assets. A web page is constructed, and script, such as JavaScript, associated with at least one digital asset that is desired to be part of the fully rendered web page is inserted into the web page. The script, when executed by a browser, performs modest authentication regarding the URI and requests the content of the digital asset from content repository. The request includes a uniform resource identifier (URI) of the web page and a unique identifier of the selected content. In one preferred embodiment, the script includes a subscriber identifier and a content identifier, which, together, create the unique identifier of the selected content. The selected content may be an executable file.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The following detailed description of preferred embodiments of the present invention would be better understood when read in conjunction with the appended drawings. For the purpose of illustrating the present invention, the drawings show embodiments of the present invention which are presently preferred. However, the present invention is not limited to the precise arrangements and instrumentalities shown. In the drawings:



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stats Patent Info
Application #
US 20120297287 A1
Publish Date
11/22/2012
Document #
13450082
File Date
04/18/2012
USPTO Class
715234
Other USPTO Classes
International Class
06F17/00
Drawings
41



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