Apparatus and method for transmitting documents between a server computer and a client computer

  • US 6,615,233 B1
  • Filed: 02/12/1999
  • Issued: 09/02/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/17/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for transmitting a set of documents from a server computer to a client computer, the apparatus comprising:

  • an input that receives download request messages from the client computer;

    a selector that, in response to receipt of a download request message, selects one of the set of documents based upon information not in the download request, the download request message including no address information identifying the selected one of the set of documents; and

    an output that forwards both a controller and the selected one of the set of documents to the client computer, when executing on the client computer, the controller commanding the client computer to generate and transmit a download request message to the server computer.

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