Remote retrieval and display management of electronic document with incorporated images

  • US 5,778,372 A
  • Filed: 04/18/1996
  • Issued: 07/07/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/18/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of remotely browsing an electronic document residing at a remote site on a computer network and specifying a background image which is to be displayed with the electronic document superimposed thereon comprising in response to a user'"'"'s request to browse to the electronic document:

  • requesting the electronic document from the remote site on the computer network;

    receiving the electronic document from the remote site;

    requesting the background image specified in the electronic document from the remote site on the computer network;

    receiving the background image from the remote site;

    drawing an initial display of the electronic document without the background image prior to receiving the background image from the remote site; and

    redrawing the electronic document superimposed over the background image after receiving the background image from the remote site;

    whereby the initial display of the electronic document is not delayed until the background image is received from the remote site.

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