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Web site access manual of a character string into a software interface

Patent Number: 6,845,388

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Abstract
An architecture for accessing a network server using one or more characters. A user computer (302) disposed on a global communication packet-switched network (306) is operable to communicate with an ARS (308) and a destination server (312) also disclosed on the GCN (306). The user computer (302) runs a software interface which displays a window (2500) to the user via a display (1612). The window (2500) contains a data entry field (2502) into which the user enters the character string, the character string disassociated from an address of the destination server (312). The character string is then transmitted from the software interface either directly to the ARS (308) or indirectly to the ARS (308) through a communication package resident on the user computer (302). The ARS (308) then performs a matching operation using the character string to obtain matching information from an ARS database (310). The matched information is then returned to the user computer (302) and used to connect the user computer (302) to the destination server (312). The destination server then returns the desired information to the user computer (302) for presentation to the user.
Patent Number: 6,845,388
Issue Date: 2005-01-18

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