A New Transcoding Technique for PDA Browsers, Based on Content Hierarchy

  • F. J. Gonzàlez-Castaño
  • L. Anido-Rifón
  • E. Costa-Montenegro
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2411)


This paper presents a new transcoding technique for WWW navigation on small display devices: Hierarchical Atomic Navigation. Unlike previous techniques, Hierarchical Atomic Navigation keeps all original information in a readable way, without imposing the use of a specific browser. To achieve this goal, a navigator page is used to represent original contents in a symbolic way. A set of representative icons replaces unreadable elements. These icons are linked to actual individual contents, as a set of atomic pages. Hierarchical Atomic Navigation can be used on any PDA, regardless of OS and browser choice, since both navigator and atomic pages use widely supported standard formats (e.g. XML, HTML).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. J. Gonzàlez-Castaño
    • 1
  • L. Anido-Rifón
    • 1
  • E. Costa-Montenegro
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Ingeniería TelemáticaUniversidad de Vigo, ETSI TelecomunicaciónVigoSpain

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