Patent Number: 6,311,196

Title: Method and apparatus for implementing web pages having master borders

Abstract: A method and apparatus that a user to specify "master borders" that are normally a part of each web page on a web site. A preferred embodiment of the present invention allows the user to define the size of top, left, right, and bottom margins for each master border. The master borders are used for each page on the web site, unless the user chooses not to use the default master border on a particular page. Each master border has display elements defined therein. Initially, all pages in a site have the same master border. The master border for each page may be changed by the user. Changes to a master border, such as the addition of display elements to a master border on one page, are reflected in all pages using the master border. The user can also, for each page, specify whether one or more margins of the master borders is implemented as an HTML frame. The editor generates an HTML table representing each web page (or each frame of the web page). The user can chose to have HTML for the master borders generated as frames, overlapped in a user-defined manner.

Inventors: Arora; Samir (San Jose, CA), Frid-Nielsen; Martin (Santa Cruz, CA), Arora; Gagan (Santa Clara, CA), Desarnauts; Bernard (Menlo Park, CA)

Assignee: RAE Technology Inc.

International Classification: G06F 17/21 (20060101); G06F 17/24 (20060101); G06F 017/30 (); G06F 003/14 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018