This extension visualise the history of your Web browsing, like the auto-mapping systems of "Rogue", "NetHack", and others. Not only "see" the graphical history, also you can "visit" each page from the history. It works as a graphical interface to access web pages. You can use this system instead of traditional history-interfaces: "Back", "Forward", or "History sidebar".
Why I develop this? Precedents like it have already exist? OK, see the background of this project.
By the way, this is developed as a experimental project of my graduation work in a univ., since 2004 Nov. So, you shouldn't install it, if you wish to browse WWW stable and safe. This is only for human sacrifices ;-)
*This extension works only with special builds of Mozilla with the SVG option. If you use normal releases of Mozilla/Firefox, this won't work.
At 2005-01-20, I've verified following environments.
|Windows 2000, Windows XP|
|Linux||Mozilla 1.7.5 local build with libart_lgpl-2.3.16-2.1 (build option: --enable-svg --enable-svg-renderer-libart)|
If you verified that this works on an environment not listed above, tell me please.
Web Map works as a visual history of the browser. When you load a new page into the browser, a new node (that is a metaphor) for the page will appear on the map automatically. And, when you traverse pages with links, nodes are also linked with arcs (metaphor of links.) Moreover, when you click a node on the map, browser loads the page of the node.
This extension is developed supposing that you put the Web Map window on the top of desktop always, and you point on the toolbar to expand window with your needs. (Preferably, I recommend you to use this extension like above. Because, the Web Map window requires times to initialize itself on the startup. If you close and open the window frequently, each initializing will take you times.)
How to use the Web Map? There is an instruction manual of basic operations.