Friday Jun 03, 2011

WIP: Resource Preview

This is the fourth in my series of Web Integration Patterns. Check out the intro at this URL http://rollerweblogger.org/roller/entry/web_integration_patterns

Synopsis

Enhance links shown in HTML pages so that users can hover, mouse-over, or use some other gesture, to view a preview of the resource at the other end of the link.

Motivations

  • Make it convenient for a user to get information about a link but without having to navigate to the link and without having to leave the current web page in the browser.
  • Make applications appear to be part of one integrated whole by enabling them to delegate to each other's user interfaces for preview display.
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