JP2000141783A - Printer and method for controlling printer and recording medium with recorded printer-controlling program - Google Patents

Printer and method for controlling printer and recording medium with recorded printer-controlling program

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JP2000141783A
JP2000141783A JP10319392A JP31939298A JP2000141783A JP 2000141783 A JP2000141783 A JP 2000141783A JP 10319392 A JP10319392 A JP 10319392A JP 31939298 A JP31939298 A JP 31939298A JP 2000141783 A JP2000141783 A JP 2000141783A
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Toshihiro Shima
敏博 島
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Seiko Epson Corp
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide latest contents by obtaining data in accordance with information related to the use of a cache and made to correspond to data identification information, constituting and printing a document when a printing request to data is input. SOLUTION: When a document obtain part 22 judges that its URL is registered and judges 'to utilize a cache if the cache is present', the part judges whether or not data expressed by the URL is present in the cache. When judging that the data is present in a cache memory part 24, the document obtain part 22 reads out the data from the cache memory part 24. When judging 'not to utilize a cache even if the cache is present' or that the data is not present in the cache, the part obtains data from a Web server according to the URL and writes the data to the cache memory part 24.

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DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0001]

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to a printer, a method for controlling the printer, and a recording medium on which a program for controlling the printer is recorded.

[0002]

2. Description of the Related Art Conventionally, LAN (Local Area Network)
There is a network-compatible printer that is connected to a network such as a network and shared by a plurality of computers. Such a printer passively receives a print request sent from a computer via a network, and performs printing in accordance with the print request.

On the other hand, in recent years, the WWW (World Wide Web) has rapidly spread on the Internet. This WWW
Means that the browser on the client computer is
(Unique Resource Location) to access a Web server to acquire information resources (for example, Web pages). When the browser acquires this information resource, if the information resource acquired from the same URL in the past is cached on a hard disk or the like, the browser executes We
b. Use cached information resources without accessing the server. The browser presents the acquired information resource on a screen or stores it on a hard disk or the like. The browser converts the acquired information resource into a print request as necessary and sends it to the printer.

[0004]

As described above, the conventional printer passively receives a print request sent from a computer and prints the information, and actively accesses a server to acquire information resources. I never did.

[0005] For this reason, when a user prints information resources on the WWW, the user first starts up a computer, starts a browser, accesses the Web server by operating the browser, and accesses a desired Web server. After acquiring the information resources, it was necessary to send a print request to the printer. Therefore, it is efficient if information resources that are periodically updated on the Web server can be obtained directly from the Web server without going through a client computer.

[0006] Further, it is not appropriate to acquire all information resources every time when accessing a Web server from the viewpoint of effective utilization of network resources. For this reason, cached data is generally used for information resources acquired from the same URL in the past.

However, depending on the contents of the information resources, some of them have utility value by presenting the latest data to the user, and some of them have no utility value if cached data is used in the past. .
Therefore, even if the information resource to be acquired from the Web server is cached, it may not be appropriate to always use it. Also, it is not efficient to acquire all the data constituting the information resource in order to present the latest data. Therefore, if the data constituting the information resources can be acquired from either the Web server or the cache, the network resources can be effectively used.

[0008] Therefore, a first object of the present invention is to use a cached data from the viewpoint of efficient use of network resources when constructing a document by acquiring data from a server via a network. ,
To be able to provide the latest content.

A second object of the present invention is to inform a user when the latest contents cannot be provided when a document is constructed by acquiring data from a server via a network. Is to be able to

[0010]

The present invention is specified as follows in order to solve the above-mentioned problems.

That is, the present invention is a printer which caches data obtained from a server based on data identification information (URL) and prints a document based on the obtained data. And information on the use of the cache (cache type) is stored in association with each other, and when a print request for the data is given, the information is used in accordance with the information on the use of the cache associated with the identification information of the data. A printer is characterized by acquiring data, constructing the document, and printing the document.

The information on the use of the cache is a value indicating either use of the cache or no use of the cache, and the printer is configured such that the information on the use of the cache is a value indicating the use of the cache. In some cases, the cached data is obtained, and when the information on the use of the cache is a value indicating that the cache is not used, the data is obtained from the server.

[0013] Here, when the information on the use of the cache is a value indicating that the cache is not used, and when the data cannot be obtained from the server, the cached data is obtained instead of the server. I do.

Further, when the cached data is acquired instead of the acquisition from the server, a predetermined process may be performed on the acquired data.

[0015] The predetermined processing is performed by applying a decorative effect to the data. This decorative effect includes, for example, processing such as color change, density change, shading, bordering, and watermarking, and a state in which the data is distinguished from a normal state when a document is printed. It means to.

Also, the present invention is a printer for performing printing by acquiring the data from a server based on the identification information of the data, wherein the first storage means stores the data acquired from the server, A second storage unit that stores data identification information and information about use of a cache in association with each other, an input unit that inputs a print request for the document data, and a print request input by the input unit Acquiring means for acquiring the data according to the identification information of the data associated with the identification information of the data stored in the second storage means; and a configuration for forming a document based on the acquired data And a printing means for performing printing based on the configured document.

Here, the information on the use of the cache is a value indicating either use of the cache or not use of the cache.
When the information on the use of the cache is a value indicating the use of the cache, the data is obtained from the first storage unit, and the information on the use of the cache is a value indicating that the cache is not used. In such a case, the data is obtained from the server.

[0018] When the acquiring means determines that the data cannot be acquired from the server in accordance with the information on use of the cache associated with the identification information of the data, the acquiring means reads the data from the first storage means. To get.

Further, the acquisition means may perform a predetermined process on the data acquired from the first storage means.

Further, the invention of the above product can be understood as a method invention. That is, the present invention is a printer control method for caching data obtained from a server based on data identification information and printing a document based on the obtained data. When a print request for the data is given, the data is acquired according to the information on the use of the cache associated with the identification information of the data, and the document is stored. A method for controlling a printer, comprising: printing the document.

Further, the present invention can be understood as a recording medium in which a program for causing a control device of a printer to realize a predetermined function is recorded. Specifically, the present invention provides:
A recording medium that records a program for controlling a printer that performs printing by acquiring the data from a server based on the identification information of the data, and that stores the data acquired from the server in a first storage unit; Means for storing the identification information of the data and information on the use of the cache in association with each other in the second storage means, means for inputting a print request for the document data, and means for inputting a print request. Means for acquiring the data according to the identification information of the data associated with the identification information of the data stored in the second storage means, when input, a document based on the acquired data; And a means for performing printing based on the structured document. A recording medium storing a program for controlling the motor.

The recording medium is, for example, a hard disk (HD), a DVD-RAM, a flexible disk (FD), a CD-ROM, or the like, as well as a RAM or an RO.
M and other memories. Further, the control device also includes, for example, a so-called microcomputer that performs a predetermined process by interpreting a program by a so-called central processing device such as a CPU or an MPU.

[0023]

Next, embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings.

[First Embodiment] FIG. 1 is a schematic configuration diagram of a system using a printer according to the present invention. In the present embodiment, WWW will be described as an example.

As shown in FIG. 1, the printer 1 is connected to a server 3 via a network 2 such as the Internet. The printer 1 is connected to a computer 5 via a LAN or the like. Printer 1 is a URL
The Web server 3 requests the Web server 3 to transfer the document, and the Web server 3 searches the database 4 for the corresponding document according to the transfer request, and transfers the document to the printer 1.

For example, when the printer 1 is given a URL, the printer 1 on the network 2 according to the URL receives the URL.
When a connection request message is sent to the server 3 and a connection completion message is received from the Web server 3, a transfer request message for a document (for example, an HTML body) is sent. Upon receiving the document transfer request message, the Web server 3 searches for a document from the database 4 and sends the document to the printer 1.
Next, the printer 1 analyzes the sent document and sends a configuration data transfer request message in accordance with the URL of the configuration data (in-line data) such as image data constituting the document. Web server,
When the configuration data transfer request message is received, the configuration data is similarly retrieved from the database 4 and the configuration data is transmitted to the printer 1. The printer 1 forms a document based on the configuration data, generates a print image, and prints the print image on a print recording medium such as paper.

As described above, the printer 1 according to this embodiment
Prints a document obtained directly from a Web server on the network.

FIG. 2 is a diagram showing a configuration of the printer according to the present embodiment. In the figure, the URL specification unit 21
This is for the user to input a URL or for the user to specify a desired URL from a URL list registered in advance. The URL designation unit 21 sends out the URL designated by the user to the document acquisition unit 22.
The document acquisition unit 22 acquires a document and its constituent data (hereinafter, these may be collectively referred to as “data”) according to the specified URL. Communication unit 2
Reference numeral 3 denotes a network interface connected to the network and enabling communication with the Web server 3 and the computer 5 via the network 2.

[0029] The cache storage unit 24 stores the network 2
Is for temporarily storing data obtained via the. When the document acquisition unit 22 acquires data, the cache type storage unit 25 uses the data cached in the cache storage unit 24 or uses the data cached in the cache storage unit 24 instead of using the data. Information on whether to acquire from the server 3 is stored.

The configuration analysis unit 26 analyzes the configuration of the acquired document. The configuration analysis unit 26 generates configuration information on the presence / absence of configuration data constituting a document, its positional relationship within a page, and the like. Configuration analyzer 26
Sends the configuration data acquisition request to the document acquisition unit 22 when there is configuration data necessary to compose the document, that is, when the URL is extracted.

The document composition section 27 is composed of the composition analysis section 2
6. A final document is constructed based on the composition information of the document obtained in step 6 and the obtained configuration data. The document composition unit 27 sends the composed document to the print control unit 28.

The print control unit 28 generates image data for printing (hereinafter, referred to as “print data”) based on the constructed document, and outputs the image data to the print engine 29.
, While controlling the print engine 29.

The print engine 29 includes, for example, a paper feed mechanism, a print head, and the like, and performs printing on a printing machine recording medium such as paper. The print engine 29 includes various engines used in a page printer that prints in units of pages such as a laser printer, a serial printer that prints in units of one character such as an ink jet printer and a thermal transfer printer, and a line printer that prints in units of lines Be composed.

The printer 1 according to the present embodiment is characterized by acquiring data indicated by a URL according to a cache type given to a document.

FIG. 3 is a diagram showing an example of the cache type stored in the cache type storage unit 25. As shown in FIG. 7A, in the present embodiment, a cache type is specified for each document specified by a URL. This cache type is classified into four types.

As shown in FIG. 3B, in the type 1, the text data (HTML body) and the non-text data are both W
Obtained from the web server 3. Type 2 acquires text data from the Web server 3 and acquires non-text data from the cache storage unit 24. Type 3 acquires text data from the cache storage unit 24 and non-text data from the Web server 3. Type 4 acquires both text data and non-text data from the cache storage unit 24. That is, the data is transferred to the Web server 3
If the cache type is obtained from the cache server, the data is always obtained from the Web server even if the data exists in the cache storage unit 24.

Even if the data is to be obtained from the cache storage unit 24, if the data does not exist in the cache storage unit 24, the data is obtained from the Web server 24.

Here, types 1 to 4 will be described with specific examples. That is, FIG.
As shown in (1), documents in which both text data and non-text data are updated each time are classified. That is, the forecast weather map 41 shows the URL "tenkiz
u.jpeg "is not updated, but the content itself is updated, so it must be acquired every time.

In the type 2, as shown in FIG.
Although both the text data and the non-text data are updated each time, if the content itself of the non-text data is acquired once in the past, a document that can be reused is classified. That is, the weather mark 42 is
The URL is updated as "hare.jpeg" or "ame.jpeg", but the content itself is not updated, so that data obtained in the past can be used.

In the type 3, as shown in FIG.
Documents are classified such that text data is not updated every time, and non-text data is updated every time. That is, for example, when the text data is used only for the headline, only the non-text data is acquired every time as in the case of the type 1.

In the type 4, as shown in FIG.
Documents for which both text data and non-text data are not updated are classified.

The above-mentioned cache type can be designated by the user in advance in a dialog box displayed on the screen of the computer 5.

FIG. 5 is a diagram showing an example of a cache type designation screen. The program for specifying the cache type causes a dialog box 51 to be displayed on the computer screen as shown in FIG. The dialog box 5 includes a URL specification area 52, a cache type specification button 53 for text data, a cache type specification button 54 for non-text data (for example, image data). For the cache type designation buttons 53 and 54, one of "acquire every time" and "acquire if cached" is exclusively selected. As shown in FIG. 3, when "acquire every time" is selected for text data and "use if cached" is selected for non-text data, type 2 shown in FIG. 3 is selected. . When the “OK” button is selected, the program for specifying the cache type is registered in the cache type storage unit 25 of the printer 1.

FIG. 6 is a diagram for explaining the operation processing of the printer 1 according to the present embodiment. As shown in the figure,
The document acquisition unit 22 first determines the URL of the data to be acquired (STEP 601). That is, in the case of the first document acquisition request, the URL of the document is determined as the URL of the data to be acquired. If the URL of the configuration data forming the document is extracted as a result of analyzing the configuration of the acquired document, the URL of the configuration data is determined as the URL of the data to be obtained. When the document acquiring unit 22 determines the URL of the data to be acquired,
It is determined whether the URL is registered in the cache type storage unit 25 (STEP 602). When the document acquisition unit 22 determines that the URL is not registered, the document acquisition unit 22 acquires data from the Web server 3 according to the URL (STEP 603). Upon acquiring the data, the document acquiring unit 2 writes the data into the cache storage unit 24 and newly registers the URL and the cache type in the cache type storage unit 25.
The cache type is, for example, type 4 as a default.

On the other hand, in step 602, when the document acquisition unit 22 determines that the URL is registered, it determines the cache type associated with the URL (STEP 605). As a result of the determination of the cache type, "if cached, use."
(Indicated by “O” in the figure), it is determined whether or not the data indicated by the URL exists in the cache (STEP 606). When determining that the document exists in the cache storage unit 24, the document acquisition unit 22 reads the data from the cache storage unit 24 (STEP 607).

If it is determined in STEP 605 that “the cache is not used even if it is in the cache (acquired every time)” (indicated by “x” in the figure), or it is not present in the cache in STEP 606 Is determined, the Web server 3 according to the URL
(STEP 608), and writes the acquired data to the cache storage unit 24 (STEP 60).
9).

When the data is obtained from the Web server 3 or the cache storage unit 24 according to the URL and the configuration information is obtained by the configuration analysis unit 26, the document configuration unit 27 configures the document (STEP 61).
0). UR of data to be acquired by configuration analysis unit 26
L is extracted, and the document acquisition unit 22
It is determined whether data has been acquired according to the RL (STE
P611) If it is determined that there is a URL of the data that has not been acquired, the processing after STEP 601 is performed.

As described above, according to the present embodiment, the cache type is assigned to each document, and the data indicated by the URL is acquired from the cache storage unit or the Web server according to the cache type. It is possible to compose and print a document with the latest contents while effectively using resources.

[Second Embodiment] In the above embodiment, a cache type based on text data and non-text data is provided for each document. However, in this embodiment, a plurality of non-text data are further provided for each of the documents. The cache type. For example,
Generally, a document is composed of a plurality of image data. Some image data require the latest data, and others do not.
Hereinafter, the present embodiment will be described with reference to FIGS. 7 and 8.

FIG. 7 is a diagram showing a data structure of the cache type storage unit according to the present embodiment. Also, FIG.
It is a figure showing an example of the specification screen of the cache type concerning this embodiment.

In FIG. 7, the cache type storage unit 2
5 has a URL, its cache type and a pointer area. The URL area holds the URL of the document and the URL of its constituent data. The cache type area is either “use if present in cache (indicated by“ 「” in the figure) ”or“ acquire every time (indicated by “x” in the figure) ” Holds the information of The pointer area holds a pointer to the cache storage unit 24, and if it does not exist in the cache storage unit 24, holds information to that effect.

The program for designating the cache type according to the present embodiment is displayed on a computer screen as shown in FIG.
A window 81 is displayed as shown in FIG. In the window 81, a document composed of image data and the like is displayed. When the user determines that there is an image (image data) to be acquired every time, the user operates the mouse cursor to select the image data. When the user selects the “OK” button, the program for specifying the cache type registers the information in the cache type storage unit 25 of the printer 1.

As described above, according to this embodiment, the same effects as those of the first embodiment can be obtained, and it is possible to select whether or not to use the cached image data. . Therefore, data to be updated can be specified more finely.

In this embodiment, the user is allowed to select each of the image data. For example, an image data extraction condition can be input, and the image data hitting the condition is selected. You may do so. Thus, even when the number of image data is large, the operation does not become complicated. The extraction conditions include a file name, a file size, and the like. Also, specify the selection area with the mouse cursor,
The image data in the area may be selected.

In the first embodiment or the second embodiment, the data designated to be acquired each time may not be cached in the cache storage unit 25. As a result, data cached in the cache storage unit 25 can be suppressed, and the capacity of the memory can be reduced.

[Third Embodiment] In the present embodiment, although the latest data should be obtained from the server via the network, the latest data cannot be obtained from the server due to some reason such as a communication failure, and the cached data is cached. When data is used, the data is output (printed) so as to be distinguished from a normal state.

FIGS. 9 to 11 are diagrams for explaining the operation processing of the printer 1 according to the present embodiment. As shown in FIG. 9, the document acquisition unit 22 first determines a URL of data to be acquired (STEP 901). That is, in the case of the first document acquisition request, the URL of the document is determined as the URL of the data to be acquired. Further, as a result of analyzing the configuration of the acquired document, the configuration data U
When the RL is extracted, the URL of the configuration data is determined as the URL of the data to be acquired.

When the document acquisition unit 22 determines the URL of the data to be acquired, the cache type storage unit 2
5 is determined whether the URL is registered (S5).
TEP902). The document acquisition unit 22 uses the URL
If it is determined that is not registered, the Web server 3 is accessed according to the URL (STEP 90).
3) Attempt to acquire data (STEP 904). When the data can be obtained, the document obtaining unit 2 writes the data into the cache storage unit 24, and newly registers the URL and the cache type in the cache type storage unit 25 (STEP 905). The default cache type is, for example, "use in cache". If the data cannot be obtained, the document obtaining unit 22 reads the data for obtaining failure from a predetermined directory and sets the read data as the obtained data (STEP 906).

In STEP 902, when the document acquisition unit 22 determines that the URL is registered (terminal A), it determines the cache type associated with the URL (STEP 907 in FIG. 10).
As a result of the cache type determination, when it is determined that “use in cache”, it is determined whether or not the data indicated by the URL exists in the cache (STEP 908). When determining that the data exists in the cache storage unit 24, the document acquisition unit 22 reads the data from the cache storage unit 24 (STE
P909).

If it is determined in STEP 908 that the data does not exist in the cache, the Web server 3 is accessed according to the URL (STEP 910), and data acquisition is attempted (STEP 911). When acquiring the data, the document acquisition unit 22 writes the data into the cache storage unit 24 (STEP 912),
On the other hand, if the data could not be obtained, the data for the acquisition failure is read from a predetermined directory, and the read data is used as the acquired data (STEP 913).
The processing shifts to the processing after EP920 (terminal C).

On the other hand, if it is determined in STEP 907 that “it is not used even in the cache” (terminal B), the web server 3 is accessed according to the URL (STEP 914 in FIG. 11), and data acquisition is tried ( (STEP 915). When the data can be obtained, the document obtaining unit 22 writes the data into the cache storage unit 24 (STEP 916). If the data cannot be obtained, the document obtaining unit 22 determines whether the data exists in the cache (S
TEP917). When determining that the document exists in the cache, the document acquiring unit 22 processes the data (STEP 918). Data processing is performed such as color change, density change, shading, framing, and water mark so as to be distinguished from a normal state by a decorative effect. The document acquisition unit 22 sets the data processed in this manner as acquired data.

If it is determined in STEP 917 that the document acquisition unit 22 does not exist in the cache, the data for acquisition failure is read and the acquired data is used as the acquired data (STEP 919).

When the data is acquired by the document acquiring section 22 and the configuration information is obtained by the component analyzing section 26, the document composing section 27 composes the document (STEP 920). The URL of the data to be acquired is extracted by the configuration analyzing unit 26, and the document acquiring unit 22 determines whether or not the data has been acquired according to all the URLs (STEP 921), and determines that there is a URL of the data that has not been acquired. If so, STEP901
The following processing is performed.

As described above, according to the present embodiment, data to be acquired via the network every time cannot be acquired for some reason such as a communication failure because it is data to be updated even in the cache. For example, as shown in FIG. 12, that part is printed while being distinguished from the normal state. As a result, the user can know that the data is old in terms of the content, and it is possible to prevent the adverse effect of using the cache.

[0065]

According to the present invention, when data is obtained from a server via a network to form a document, the latest contents can be provided while using cached data. .

According to the present invention, when a document is obtained by acquiring data from a server via a network, the data to be acquired cannot be acquired via the network even if it is in the cache. When such data is used, the data is printed separately from the normal state, so that the user can easily recognize that the data is cached.

[Brief description of the drawings]

FIG. 1 is a schematic configuration diagram of a system using a printer according to the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a diagram illustrating a configuration of a printer according to the first embodiment.

FIG. 3 is a diagram illustrating an example of a cache type according to the first embodiment;

FIG. 4 is a diagram illustrating an example of a data structure of a cache type storage unit according to the first embodiment.

FIG. 5 is a view showing an example of a cache type designation screen according to the first embodiment;

FIG. 6 is a view for explaining operation processing of the printer according to the first embodiment;

FIG. 7 is a diagram illustrating a data structure of a cache type storage unit according to the second embodiment;

FIG. 8 is a view showing an example of a cache type designation screen according to the second embodiment;

FIG. 9 is a view for explaining operation processing of the printer according to the third embodiment;

FIG. 10 is a view for explaining operation processing of the printer according to the third embodiment;

FIG. 11 is a view for explaining operation processing of the printer according to the third embodiment;

FIG. 12 is a diagram illustrating an example of a print result by a printer according to a third embodiment.

[Explanation of symbols]

 DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 ... Printer 2 ... Network 3 ... Web server 4 ... Database 5 ... Printer 21 ... URL specification part 22 ... Document acquisition part 23 ... Communication part 24 ... Cache storage part 25 ... Cache type storage part 26 ... Configuration analysis part 27 ... Document structure Unit 28: Print control unit 29: Print engine

Claims (11)

[Claims]
1. A printer that caches data obtained from a server based on data identification information and prints a document based on the obtained data, wherein the data identification information and information on use of the cache are stored. When a print request for the data is given, the document is obtained by acquiring the data according to the information on the use of the cache associated with the identification information of the data, A printer for printing the document.
2. The information on use of the cache is a value indicating either use of a cache or not use of a cache, and the information on use of the cache is a value indicating use of the cache. 2. The printer according to claim 1, further comprising: acquiring the cached data; and acquiring the data from the server when the information regarding the use of the cache is a value indicating that the cache is not used. .
3. When the information on the use of the cache is a value indicating that the cache is not used and the data cannot be obtained from the server, the cached data is obtained instead of the server. 3. The printer according to claim 2, wherein:
4. The printer according to claim 3, wherein when the cached data is acquired in place of the acquisition from the server, a predetermined process is performed on the acquired data.
5. The printer according to claim 4, wherein said predetermined processing applies a decorative effect to said data.
6. A printer which acquires the data from a server based on the identification information of the data and performs printing, wherein: first storage means for storing the data acquired from the server; and identification information of the data. A storage unit that stores a request for printing the document data, and a second storage unit that stores a print request with respect to the document data. Acquisition means for acquiring the data in accordance with the identification information of the data associated with the identification information of the data stored in the storage means of No. 2, configuration means for constituting a document based on the acquired data, And a printing means for printing based on the configured document.
7. The information on use of the cache is a value indicating either use of the cache or not use of the cache, and the acquisition unit determines that the information on use of the cache uses the cache. Indicating that the data is obtained from the first storage unit when the value indicates the use of the cache, and obtaining the data from the server when the information regarding the use of the cache is a value indicating that the cache is not used. 7. The printer according to claim 6, wherein:
8. When the acquiring means determines that the data cannot be acquired from the server in accordance with information on the use of the cache associated with the identification information of the data, the acquiring means reads the data from the first storage means. 10. The printer according to claim 7, wherein
9. The printer according to claim 8, wherein said obtaining means performs a predetermined process on the data obtained from said first storage means.
10. A method of controlling a printer for caching data acquired from a server based on data identification information and printing a document based on the acquired data, comprising the steps of: When a print request for the data is given, the data is acquired in accordance with the information related to the use of the cache associated with the identification information of the data, and the document is configured. And printing the document.
11. A recording medium on which a program for controlling a printer for performing printing by acquiring the data from a server based on the identification information of the data is recorded, wherein the data acquired from the server is stored in a first storage means. Means for storing the identification information of the data and information relating to the use of the cache in the second storage means; means for inputting a print request for the document data; Means for acquiring the data according to the identification information of the data associated with the identification information of the data stored in the second storage means when a print request is input by the means; and Means for constructing a document based on the document, and means for performing printing based on the structured document. Recording medium for recording a program for controlling the printer according to claim.
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