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Send the FAX data which is added the Web contents

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013978D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Document File: 3 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A program is disclosed that enables screenphone to add and merge Web contents to FAX data. This new function enables the following: 1. Accesses to the URL which is given by the user and gets the contents automatically, and adds the contents to FAX data. 2. Accesses to the URL which is given by the user and gets the contents automatically, and merges the contents to FAX data. For example, inserts the contents to the middle of the FAX data. User can insert the contents to anywhere as he/she likes.

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Send the FAX data which is added the Web contents

A program is disclosed that enables screenphone to
add and merge Web contents to FAX data.

This new function enables the following:

1. Accesses to the URL which is given by the
user and gets the contents automatically, and adds
the contents to FAX data.

2. Accesses to the URL which is given by the
user and gets the contents automatically, and
merges the contents to FAX data. For example,
inserts the contents to the middle of the FAX data.
User can insert the contents to anywhere as he/she
likes.

In both cases, this new function layouts the
contents on the bases of paper size.

This function has six steps.
Step 1. User makes FAX data.

There are some ways to make FAX data. For
example:

1. User writes a message on the paper and
inserts it to screenphone.

2. Specify a data file to which the screenphone
can access.

3. User inputs a message on the screenphone by
stylus pen or keyboard.

Step 2. Specify the URL

There are some ways to specify the URL. For
example:

1. Displays the exact URL and presses "get URL"
button. This button can be displayed on the screen
of screenphone.

2. Inputs the URL by stylus pen or keyboard.

3. Defines the tag of "begin URL" and "end URL"
in advance, and set the URL between them. For
example, if "begin URL" tag is defined as
"<<URLBEGIN:", and "end URL" tag is defined as
"<<URLEND", http://www.ibm.com can be specified as
"<<URLBEGIN:http://www.ibm.com<<URLEND". If
screenphone has hand recognize function, this
method can be used in case of 1. or 3. of Step 1.

Step 3. Get the contents

When user makes send FAX request , for example,
presses "Send" button, screenphone accesses to
the URL and gets the contents. If an error, such
as "URL not found", occurs, screenphone shows
error panel and confirms the user that he/she
want to continue or cancel the operation.

Step 4. La...