Global Patent Index - EP 1163578 A2

EP 1163578 A2 2001-12-19 - SCRIPTING LANGUAGE FOR NETWORK FUNCTIONS

Title (en)

SCRIPTING LANGUAGE FOR NETWORK FUNCTIONS

Title (de)

SKRIPTSPRACHE FÜR NETZWERKFUNKTIONEN

Title (fr)

LANGAGE SCRIPT POUR FONCTIONS RESEAU

Publication

EP 1163578 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00918055 A

Priority

  • US 0007059 W
  • US 12469999 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0055726A2] The invention is a Network Query Language, comprising a scripting language for performing functions on computer networks. The language is interpreted and is oriented toward the development of intelligent agents, bots, spiders, and Internet applications. Features supported by the present invention include full interoperability with the World Wide Web; features for unattended operation; features for distributed processing; features to categorize information; communication and conversion capabilities; and the ability to read and write XML. The invention supports instructions to launch and control a web browser. Navigation, waiting for responses, entry of input fields, submission of forms, and clicking of links can all be controlled by a script written in the Network Query Language. This allows any action that can be done on the web interactively to be automated, with a high likelihood of success.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 9/44; G06F 9/45

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 9/44 (2006.01); G06F 9/45 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 8/00 (2013.01); G06F 8/427 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0055726A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0055726 A2 20000921; WO 0055726 A3 20011004; AU 3892900 A 20001004; EP 1163578 A2 20011219

INPADOC legal status


2004-04-07 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20031001

2001-12-19 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20011010

2001-12-19 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2001-12-19 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI