GB2360675A - Accessing WWW page elements in desired priority order - Google Patents

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GB2360675A GB0007090A GB0007090A GB2360675A GB 2360675 A GB2360675 A GB 2360675A GB 0007090 A GB0007090 A GB 0007090A GB 0007090 A GB0007090 A GB 0007090A GB 2360675 A GB2360675 A GB 2360675A
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Transmission of a www HTML document from an originator site to a recipients communication device, the document being composed of various elements, some of which may be non-textual elements. It comprises the steps of (a) defining originator's priorities for at least some of document elements and tagging them with corresponding priorities indices; (b) including the originator's priorities in a file representative of the document; and (c) in response to the recipient's request for the document, transmitting the document, in accordance with said originator's priorities, from the originator site to a recipient's communication device having connection therebetween through the network. A request for a specific documents may be assigned with a unique identification code. A manager utility, capable of identifying originator's priorities for at least some of the document elements, transmits the document in accordance with said originator's priorities.

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2360675 A Method and S"m for Managing Trammission of a Document to a

Recipient's Communication Device

FIELD OF THE NTION

This invention is generally in the field of communication techniques, and relates to a communication method, system and software for rg transmission of a document designed by an originator to a recipient's s communication cc.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

To have a document (page) transmitted to a user's computer through a computer network to be displayed on the uses computer, it is a typical procedure that the user actuates his client agent application (e.g., browser) for generating a io request addressed to the source of the document (source site), whereill the document is designed by its originator. The request that reaches the source of the document is indicative, inter alia, of the user's 1P address and the requested documents address (unified resource location (URL)).

It is o a case that a document is composed of tW and other non-textual elements, such as pictures, banners, etc. 1he source site, in response to such a request, mits back a file (typically formatted in HM standard) representative of the requested document. Sucb a file typically includesvarious text elements and references to non-textual elements, if any, andlor refmnces to other elements, which references are embedded in between the ous t=d elements. The user,s browser, having received the file, typically starts to display the contents thereot while generating additional requests for each reference embedded in the file.

As a result of the above procedure, the appearance of the document elements on the user's display typically depends on the sequential appMance of the references in the HTML file fi-orn top to bottom, and on the time differences associated with their transmission from various network sites to the user's s computer. In other words, the originator has no control on the manner in which the document elements flow on the recipient's display to form the entire document, while he may prefer to have the same appearing in a specific manner.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

There is accordingly a need in the aft to facilitate a document mission jo technique from an originator site to a recipienCs communication device to be presented on the recipient's communication device, by providing a novel method, software and a manager for this purpose.

The term Vocument" which may be interchangeably used herein with the term '4page" denotes a unit of information transmitted through a communication i s network to be presented on a user's communication device. Such a document may consist, as known per se, of in-line elements that are directly presented on the communication device in response to an initial request, and embedded elements, such as pictures, banners, sounds, video effects, software components (e.g., java applets), etc., &at are presented on the communication device in response to additional request(s). It should be noted that such an additional request may cause one or more finther requests. For exmple, an additional request may be associated with another document diflerent from that of the initial request and containing its own embedded elements.

The term ""communkadon Ice" signifies a device connectable to a network, such as computers, phones, and hand-held devices.

The term "o Maor sile" used herein signifies a network site (e.g., Web rigin Site) in which a file representative of a requested document designed by an originator is maintained andlor dynamically created, or any combination of the, saule, and fi-om which it maY be retrieved and/or mitte4 or in which the document element is maintained or dcally created as an individual document.

The term IYUe represee of a document" used herein signifies data transmittable through the network as a stream. This data includes, inter alia, s elements of the document directly effected in response to ain initial request (e.g., text elements, scripts, links), andlor refemces to other elements of the document requiring generation of additional requests to effect these elements, andlor references to other data forming parts of the document, wherein the references are embedded in between the directly effiteted elements. An example for such data is jo an Internet file formatted in HTNffi, XML or other suitable dard. For simplicity only, in the following description of the preferred embodiments of the invention, the term &HTML file' signifies such a data stream. It should be noted that the file representative of the document (eg., HTNIL file) may contain no such in-line document elements that can be directly presented on the communication device in response to an initial request but contain only references to elements of the document requiring generation of additional requests to effect these elements.

In accordance with a pref embodiment of the invention, the document is a Webpage transmitted from an originator site to the recipient!s computer through the Internet A user's request for a Webpage is, for example, an HM request on top of TCP/IP or other The present invention aims to provide a technique, whereby the appearance of different document elements on the recipients communication device is carried out in a specific manner predefined by the document's originator. The case may be such that the documents originator desires the document to be received in the reciplenfs communication device and presented with the certain elements being displayed first, e.g., an advertisement banner, and other dements; be displayed only th=aftm In order to enable the above, in accordance with the present invention, at least some of the elements of a document are tagged with an indices of a transmission hierarchy of the elements of the documen which himrchy is defined by the document's originator. Additionally, the document?s originator may set the schedule (e.g., time delays between the mission of different document elements) in which these tagged elements should be effected (e.g. , displayed) with respect to each other, andlor with respect to specific event(s) that should o ' ccur. In s other words, the document's originator sets the transmission order and schedule defining the manner in which the document elements should be efficted in the recipient's communication device, said transmission order and schedule are referred to herein m the "OrjWnator'spreferenea" or "originator-'sprMrjWes' in accordance with the first aspect of the invention, there is provided a 10 method for managing transmission of a document from an originator site to a reciplonfs communication device, wherein the originator site consists of at least one originator communication device connectable to the recipient's communication device through a network, the document betn composed of various elements, the method comprising:

(a) defining originator's priorities for at least some of document elements and tagging them with corresponding priorities indices; (h) including said originator's priorities in a file representative of the document; and (c) m response to the recipients request for said document, transmitting said document from the orir site to the recipionf s communication device in accordance vAth said originator's priorities.

The present invention further provides, by another of its aspects, a method of managing transmission of a document sent ftom an originator site to a recipienfs communication device through a network wherein the document is composed of various elements, the method comprising:

- defining originator's priorities for at least some of document elements and tagging them with corresponding priorities indices; - receiving a request for said document generated at said recipient's communication device; - assigning said request with a unique identification code; retrieving a file representative of said document from the edginator site; identifying within said file said elements tagged with the priorities indices; labeling said at least some of the document elements with said unique identificaflon. code; and transmitting the document elements to the recipient's communication device, such that said at 1 some of the doement elements are effected in accordance with. the originators priorities.

Me request, which enables the retrieval of the H1M file representative of the document (or dynamic creation, as the ewe may be) is referred to herein as an jo MAW req, and any subsequent request associated with the same docment (page) is referred to as an adnd reqwsg. Typically, such additional requests are generated in order to receive various elements of the document identified by corresponding reces typically embedded within the HTML file. To transmit the tagged elements of the document in accordance with their corresponding priority indices, a specific processing procedure (consisting, for example, of identification and filtering) is applied to additional requests associated with the references embedded within the F1M file. Ile initial request for the entire document and the additional requests for the document elements are generated at the recipient's corritnuffication device, typically by his browser (a client agent application), The case may be such that the file representativo of the document is marked so as to enable, prior to is processing, to identify whether it contains references to domment elements which will result in the generation of additional requests., or not.

Ite present invention also provides a method for transmitting a document 25 from an originator site to a recipie&.s communication device. wherein the orior site consists of at least one originator communication device connectable to the recipient's communication device through a network, the document being composed of various elements, the method comprising the steps of..

in response to a request for the document assigdng said request with a unique identification code; and processing a file representative of the document, so as to identify rcfces to document elements for which additional requests are to be generated, and labeling said references with said identification code, thereby enabling the identification of the document elements as related to said request.

According to another broad aspect of the present invention, there is provided a system for mg transmission of a document from an originator site to a recipient's communication device through a network, wherein the originator site consists of at least one communication device connectable to the recipient's communication device through the network, and said document is composed of j o various elements, 11he system comprising:

- a manager utility capable of identifying originator's priorities for at least some of the document elements, and transmitting said document in accordance with said originator's priorities.

-Ihe manager utility, typically utilizing suitable software, forms an intaffice between the browser and the originator site. The manager utility may be a constmctional pan of the originator site hardware andlor software andlor firmware, such that the manager utility interacts with requests generated by recipients' communication devices and addressed to the originator site. Further, the manager utility may be a scp communication system linked to vadous originator sites 20 and recipients' sites through the network. In this case, either a request generator (e.g., browser) is preprogrammed to address the requests to the manager utility or the originator sites are responsible for notifying the manager utility about the received requests prior to processing them. Yet "er, the manager utility may be associated with one or more network jtmctions (e.g. , a gate-way or a switch), which 25 receives the transmitted request on its way to the originator's site.

Prefly, the originator's priorities are included in a file representative of the document (e.g., HIM file) retrieved from the oritor site or dynamically created therein.

Preferably, the numager utility is capable of assigning a unique identification 30 code to the initial request, and obtaining a copy of the file representative of the document Com the ori inator site, so as to label each of the tagged elements of the 91 document with said unique ID. The so-processed copy of the file is then transmitted to the recipient's computer. Ihe processed file copy may be transmitted as a whole, or only a part of the file is transmitted, in accordance with the originator's 5 pricTities.

In accordance with another aspect of the invention, there is also provided a manager utility associated with a software component, the latter when operable, permits said manager utility to identify a predefined originator's priorities with respect to a docunient to be e on a recipient's communication device, and jo permits said manager utility to transmit said document in accordance with said originator's priorities.

In accordance with a fin'ther aspect of the invention, there is provided a server system to which varfous recipients' communication devices are connle through a network, the server system comprising a manager utility associated with a software cornponent, the latter when operable, ts said manager utility to identify a predefined originator's priorit ies with respect to a document to be effected on a recipient's communication cc, and permits said manager utility to transmit said document in accordance with said originator's priorities.

AmMing to a still "er aspect, them is provided a so product which when running on a first communication device connected to at least one second communication device through a network presents an interface between a client agent application of the first communication cc and the second communication device, and is capable of identifying a predefined originator's priorities witb respect to a document to be eed on the first communication 2s device, and of transmitting said documen t in accordance with said originator's priorities.

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The invention will now be further described with reference to some nonlimiting embodiments illustrated below, with occasional reference to the annexed drawings:

Fig. 1 is a block diagrarn illustrating main constructional parts of a conurtunication. system according to one embodiment of the inventiow, Figs. 2A'and 213 illustrate flow diagrams of two different examples, respectively, of a method according to the invention; and Figs. 3A and 311 illustrate communication systems according to two more jo embodirnents of the invention, mpectively.

DETAIELED DESCRIPTION OF A PREFERRED EMODEVIENT

While the present invention may be used for various applications, it is preferably inaplemented through the Internet for transmitting Intemet documents (e.g., Webpage) in the HTML format, and is therefore described below with respect to this application.

Referring to Fig. 1, there is illustrated a communication system, generally at 10, constructed and operated according to the invention. The system 10 utilizes a computer network 12 through which various users are connectable to various server sites. It should be noted that the user, as well as the server site, may be provided with several computer devices connectable to each other through a computer network. In the present example of Fig. 1, the user's computer 14 (constituting a recipient conununication device) is shown as being associated with three server sites 16A, 16B and 16C solely to facilitate the illusu-,uion and to enable the description of two diffe=t embents of the invention. In this connection, it should be noted that additional or, at times, less, server sites may be employed in order to facilitate trmsmission of a document to a recipients communication, upon request thereof and thus, the invention should not in any means, be limited to the use of only three server sites.

The, main operational principles of a computer network, such as the Internet, m known per se and therefore need not be specifically described except to note that it enables the connection between the user and server to be established by performing a client-server communication session. When dealing with the Internet, the server sites are actually Web Sites, where files (typically in HTIM format) representative of various domments are maintained or dynamically created. The documents are designed by documents' originators, and the servers in which such documents. are maintained or dynamically created are referred to herein as originators' sites.

The present invention deals with a technique for managing the transmission of a document designed by an originator from the originator site to the user's computer 14. The recipient's computer 14 is typically installed with a brOWSCr utility DU (constituting a client agent application) enabling the user to initiate a request for information of interest, and display on the. user's computer this is information as a document (page). To M end, the browser generates an initial request and addresses it to a corresponding originator site, which in response to this request, transmits back a file representative of the requested document. If the document is composed of text and non- textual elements (e.g., pictures, banners etc.), which is often the case, this file contains references to these non-textual elements which are typically embedded in between the text elements. Additionally, the file may contain references to other text elements, to software components performing specific eftects or tasks (e.g., applets or scripts) when displaying the document, andlor references to other data forming parts of the document (other HTML files). As indicated above, the file representative of the domment way bo 2s composed of only refomm to non-te elements, or be constructed as a two part file wherein the references to the non-textual elements we segregated from the file's text.

According to the present invention, the management of transmission of the requested information from one or more originator sites (16A-16C) is performed by a manager utility 18 specifically designed for these purposes and forming a constructional pad of eacb of the orir sites. The manager utility 18 is associated with a software application proM.ding an interfitce, between the recipient's browser and the coading originator site.

As indicated above, in the present example of Fig. 1, each originator site is equipped with its own manager 18, which is responsive to requests generated by the browser utility BU and addressed to the corresponding originator site. Thus, each request addressed to the orior site is received at its manager utility 18.

The operation of the system 10 according to one embodiment of the invention will now be described with reference to Fig. 2A. The docurnent originator sets his priorities with respect to the manner in which the document is to be eiftected in a recipient's computer (step 20), namely, the order of appearance of the various document elements, e.g., non-t. elements, and the schedule of their appearance. To this end, the originator assigns each document element with its corresponding priority index. This means that i for example, the document i s includes three non-texttial elements, Pie FA, Py and Pc, the originator's priorities may state that they should be displayed in the following desired order: PB, P,, and then PC, with time differences between their appearance of tz=3sec and t=Jsm. For this purpose, the document originator tags each non-textuW element with a corresponding priority index. In this specific example, the three pictures will be tagged as, for ex=ple, P.,,, P."" and Pj'. where the reference numbers 1, 2 and 3 are the order indices and represent the order in which the picture elements P,(, P,& and Pc are to be displayed on the recipient's computer. Data indicative of the originator's priorities is included in the corresponding HTML file (step 22). Alternatively, a separate corresponding data record indicative of the ' ator's origin 7,s priorities may be created.and maintained at the originator she, at the manager utility or both. It shoudd be understood that such data records am dynamic data fields which maybe easily changed.

It should be noted that the time delay not necessarily signifies the time interval between two sequendally transmitted document elements, but may relate to the document displaying procedure, as well as relate to the delay in transmidisplaying with respect to the first transmifted/displayed document element or with respect to a c event occurrence. For example, the schedule may state that a certain document element has to be transmitted during a preset time period.

7he user (at the recipient's computer) operates his browser utffity BU to generate an initial request B. addresses to the originator site 16A (step 24). When the initial request R.. is received at the originator site 16A, i.e., at the ger u 18 (step 26), the latter obtains a copy. of a corresponding HTML file (step 28). In the copy, the manager utility identifies the originator"s priorities' in jo accordance with tagged references, and processes the copy file in the following manner.. it assigns the request witb a unique identification code (M), optionally issues this ID in the file copy, and labels each of the refererices in the file copy with this unique ID (step 30). Then, the manager utility allows the mission of the so-processed HTAú file to the recipient's computer (step 32). TWs ID relates to the is specific request R. for a c document to be transmitted to the specific recipient's computer. Moreover, the manager utility creates a c=esponding data record indicative of the originator's priorities associated with the ref=nces, in the EnM file, to use this data record for tile flitum transrnission of the document elements relating to the references. Additionally, the manager utility, while being responsive to request:s for various intarniation maintained at the specific originator site, may create a database indicative of the specific originator's priorities for efficting the document elements with respect to cacb requested document. Data stored in this database may then be used for a digerent user requesting the same document.

'Me browser utility BU rmeives the processed HTNE file and starts displaying those elements thereof that can be displayed (e.g., textual elements) in a predetermined manner, typicúly in the order in which they appear in the file from top to bottom. When "iifficing" each current reference to a corresponding document element (e.g., non-textual), the browser utility generates a corresponding one of addiflonal requests - RI, R.2 and R3 in the present example associated with the pictures P,4, PB and PC, respectively (step 34). 7hese additional requests may and may not be addmsed to the same originator site, as well as may and may not be addressed to that originator site which forwarded the RM file. What is common in all these additional requests is the unique ID relating to the initial s request for the entire document. This is owing to the fact that all the references in the file were previously labeled with this unique ID.

In this specific example of Fig. 2A, all the tagged document elements we maintained in the same originator site 16A. The additional requests are received by the manager utility 18 (step 36), which perfarms an identification procedure (step 38). More specifically, the manager utility identifies the additional requests in accordance with the following, particulars: the unique ID, the addressed originator site, and the priority indices tagged by the document originator. If the first received additional request relates to that one of the document elements which is to be effected first, PB in the present example, the manager utility allows the element PB 1.5 transmission to the recipient's computer. If the first received request relates to any other picture element, lhe manager utility delays the element complete Umumission to the recipient's computer until the manager utility receives the request relating to the picture to be displayed first (P,9). Having received the request R2 relating to the picture element P#, the manager utility allows the element Pj? transmission to the, recipient's computer. Upon receipt of a confirmation from the browser (which is typically the case), the manager utility deals with the previously received request R, in accordance with the predefined schedule (i.e., allows its transmission to the recipient's computer after a predefined time delay) (step 40), According to another example, which is not specifically illustrated, the 2s HTNIL file is representative of a plurality of text and, optionally, non-textual elements, but also includes a specific reference between them indicative of the following originator's priority: delay of the mission of the file contents below this reference until a certain event takes place. In this case, the manager utility does not transmit the entire MNX file to the recipients computer, but only that part thereof above the reference. As for the references to other elements (e.g. , pictures, HTML files), if any, the rnanager utility will process the HTML file and perform the mission in the above-described manner.

Turning now to Fig. 2B, there is illustruted a flow diagram of a method according to another embodiment of the invention, wherein diffemat elements (P,4, s P,6, Pc) are maintained at different originators' sites, e.g., 16A, 16B and 16C, respectively. According to this example, the nwager utilities 18 of Ihe originators; sites 16A, 16B and 16C operate in accordance with a predefined protocol betw them. By virbx of this protocol, each manager utility when receiving a request for a document element labeled with an identification code, identifies the association of jo this element with a complete document, which means that the requested element should be transmitted as pan of the contents of a previously requested document. To this end, the identification code assigned to the initial request contains data (address) indicative of that manager utility from which the HTM file copy related to the initial request was transmitted to the recipient's computer, the so-called 'nffin manner utility" (e.g., that of the originator's site 16A, in this specific w=ple).. It should he understood that the term "main manager utility" as used in the above ex=ple, sigaffies only did this manager utility is the one receiving the initial request To facilitate understanding, the same reference numbers are used for identifying those steps which are common in the flow dig= ofFigs. 2A and 2B.

As shown in Fig. 2B in a self-explanatory manner, each manager utility (additional manger utility), upon receiving a request tabeled with ID (step 42), perform the following steps: It notifies the main manager utility of receipt of the request and delays the Ummission of the con-esponding document element until the receipt of instructions to do so from the main manager utility (steps 44, 46, 48). 7he protocol between, the manager utilities may be such that the additional manager utility, upon receiving the request labeled with ID, provides the main manager utility with a confirmation message. Then, upon the receipt of the user's browser confin=tion that the element was received, the additional manager utility notifies the manager utility of Ihe confirmation receipt (step 50).

The present Invention may be implemented with any lcnown transmission protocol, such as TCP and UDP.

Fig. 3A illustrates a communication system 100 according to another embodiment of the invention. Similarly; to fhcilitate understanding, the same reference numbers are used for identifying those components, which are identical in the systems 10 and 100. Ibus, the system 100 utilizes the computer network 1.2 for establishing the connection between the recipient's computers 14 and originator sites 16, wherein each.of the originator site is provided with its own manager utility 18, the led "s)ave utility", and a "master" manager utility 118 is associated jo with a separate computer system linked to the network 12. The &nal ufffity 118 receives from the "slav&' utilities 18 notifications about the received requests with their corresponding labels and tags indicative of the ID andpriorities. The '-nastee" utility manages the "slave" utilities to transmit the document elements in accordance with the priorities.

1.5 Turning now to Fig. 3B, there is illustrated a communication system 200, which differs from the previously described examples in that a manager utility 218 according to the invention is a constructional part of the recipient's computer 14. In other words, the manager utility is the software component installed 'm the recipient's computer 14. In this case, the need for assigning the initial request with a unique ID, and consequently labeling all additional requests therewith, is optional.

Thus, the browser utility generates an initial request. A corresponding HIlyffi file mches the recipient's computer 14, and is fast processed by the manager utility 218. The latter identifies all additional requests to be generated by the browser utility along with their priorities indices, and deals with respect to the additional requests in the above-described mannen Those skilled in the art will readily appreciate that various modifications and changes can be applied to the preferred embodiments of the invention as hereinbefore described without departing from its scope as defined in and by the appended claims.

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1. A method for managing transmission of a document from an originator site to a re i ient's communication device, wherein the originator site consists of at least C1P1 one originator communication device connectable to the recipient's communication s device through a network, the document being composed of various elements, the method compnsmg:
(a) defining originator's priorities for at least some of document elements and hq%incr them with comsponding priorities indices; (h) including said originator's priorities in a file representative of the to document; and (c) in response to the recipient's for said document, transmitting said document from the ofiginator site to the recipient's communication device in accordance with said originators priorities.
2. The method of Claim 1, wherein following steps are performed prior to i s transmission of tho document to tile recipient's communication device. .
- assigning a unique identification code to said recipient's request; identifyffig in the file entative of the document references to said tagged elements, and preparing a copy of said file wherein each of súd references is labeled with said unique identification code; - transmitting said filc representative of the document with the tags and labels to the recipient's communication device; and - recording said originator's priorities to be used for the &msmission of the document elements in response to additional requests, each for a corresponding one of said elements.
3. A method for managing transmission of a document sent from an originator site to a recipienfs communication device through a network wherein the document is composed of various elements, the method comprising:
defining originator's priorities for at 1 some of document elements and tagging them with codonding priorities indices; receiving a request for said document generated at said recipient's communication device; assigning said request with a unique identification code; retrieving a file representative of said document from the origin she; identifying within said file said elements tagged with the priorities indices; labeling said at least some of the document elements with said unique identification code; and U-dnsmitting the document elements to the reciplenVs communication device in response to corresponding requests generated therefor, such that said at 1 some of the document elements are effected in accordance with the originator's priorities.
4. The method of Claim 1 or 3, wherein said file is an HTNL dard file.
5. The method of Claim 1 or 3, wherein the identification of the ori's priorities included in the file is performed by a manager utility associated wiffi the is originator's site maintaining said file, d. ically creating said file, or a combination of the same.
6. Ihe method of Claim 1 or 3, wherein the identification of the originatoes priorities included in the file is performed by a manager utility connectable to the originator's site maintaining said file, dynamicaUy creating said file, or a combination of the same, through the network.
7. The method of Claim 1, wherein the identification of the originator's priorities included in the file is perfomed by a manager utility which forms a constructional part ofthe recipient's communication device.
8. The method of Clairn 1 or 3, wherein the identification of the originator's 25 priorities included in the file is performed by a manager associated with the originatoes site maintaining said file, dynamically creating said file, or a combination of the same, said manager utility Wng capable of communicating with additional manager utilities associated with originators' sites from which said tagged elements are to be transmitted.
9. The method of Clakin 8, wherein said conununication is performed in accordance with a predcfmed protocol, the method comprising the steps of.
- the additional manager utility, in response to a request for the conesponding tagged element, identifies said manager utility of the originator's site maintaining said file representative of the complete document, dynamically creating said file, or a combination ofthe same, and notifies said manager utility of the receipt of said additional request; said additional manager utility, in response to a notification sigual 9 from said manager utility of the originator's site ming andlor Ically creating the file representative of the complete document tmts said tagged element to the recipient's commuziication device; and - said additional manager utility, in response to a signal coming from the recipient's commuffication device and indicative of the receiving of the tagged element in said recipient's communication device, notifies said manager utflity is of the oritor's site maintaining and/or dynamically c=ting the file representative of the complete document.
10. A method for managing transmission of a document from an odor site to a recipients conunimication device, wherein the ofiginator site omists of at least one originator communication device connectable to the mclpients counnunication device through a nork, the document be composed of ing various elements, the method comprising the steps of.
- in response to a request for the document, assigning said request with a unique identificaflon code; and - processing a file r"tive of the document so as to id =femm to document elements for which additional requests = to be ged, and labeling said refces with said identification code, thereby enabling the identification of the document elements as related to said request.
11. A system for mitting a doc=ent from an originator site to a recipients computer through a network, Wherein the originator site cmsLsts of at least one communi cation device connectable to the recipient's cornmunication device through the network, and said document is composed of various elements, the system comprising: - a manager utility capable of identifying originator's priorities for at least some of the document elements, and transmitting said document in accordance with 5 said originator's priorities.
12. The sy of Claim 11, wherein said manager utility forms an interface between said recipients communication device and said originator site.
13. Ilte system. of Claim. 11, wherein the manager utility is a constructional part of said originator site.
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14. The system of Claim 11, wherein said manager utility is a communication system linked to at least one originator site and to at least one recipients' communication device tbrough a network.
15. The system of Claim 11, wherein said manager utility is a constructional part of the recipient's communication device.
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16. 'Me system of any one of Claims 11 to 14, wherein said manager utility is capable of assignffig a unique identification code to a request generated for said document at said recipienfs communication device, obtaining a file representative of said document from the originator's site maintaining and/or dynamically creating said 5k, and labeling references W the tagged elements with said unique identification code in said file.
17. A manager utility associated with a software component, the latter when operable, permits said manager utility to identify a predefined originator's priorities with respect to a document to be effected on a recipieniCs communication device, and permits said manager utility to mit said document in accordance with said cTir's priorities. '
18. A server system to which various mipients' communication devices are connectable through a network, the server system, comprising a manager utility associated with a software componen the latter when operable, permits said manager utility to identify a prcd origimor's priorities with respect to a 3o document to be effected on a recipient's communication device, and permits said manager utility to transmit said document in accordance with said originator's priorities.
19. A software product which when nmning on a f= communication device connected to at least one second communication device through a network, presents an int between a client agent application of the first communication device and the second communication device, and is capable of identifying a predefined originator's priorities with respect to a document to be efficted on the first conununication device, and of transmitting said document in accordance with said originator's priorities.
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