Surfing the Web backwards

Chakrabarti, Soumen ; Gibson, David A. ; McCurley, Kevin S. (1999) Surfing the Web backwards Computer Networks, 31 (11-16). pp. 1679-1693. ISSN 1389-1286

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"Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard. From a user's perspective, hypertext links on the Web form a directed graph between distinct information sources. We investigate the effects of discovering `backlinks' from Web resources, namely links pointing to the resource. We describe tools for backlink navigation on both the client and server side, using an applet for the client and a module for the Apache Web server. We also discuss possible extensions to the HTTP protocol to facilitate the collection and navigation of backlink information in the World Wide Web.

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Keywords:Backlinks; Navigation
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