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Controlling Amount of Printouts of Hyper Document

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118245D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 4 page(s) / 86K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kanda, S: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a mechanism for controlling the number of printouts by specifying the level of link when printing a hyper document linked to other hyper documents.

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Controlling Amount of Printouts of Hyper Document

      Disclosed is a mechanism for controlling the number of
printouts by specifying the level of link when printing a hyper
document linked to other hyper documents.

      It is useful if a user can print a hyper document and all other
linked hyper documents (e.g., an Hypertext Mark-Up Language (HTML)
document with the tag "HREF") simultaneously by issuing one print
request.  However, this print job may cause a long series of
printouts because a linked document usually has other links to other
documents (Fig. 1).

      This problem can be controlled by specifying the level of link
for printing.  In Fig. 1, the Link Level 0 denotes a root document,
and the Link Level 1 denotes the documents linked to the root
document.  Also, the documents in Link Level 3 show the ones linked
to the Link Level 2 documents.  When a user specifies the link level
2 to print, the documents in the link level 0, 1, and 2 are printed,
but further documents are not printed.  In Fig. 1, only 6 documents
are printed.

      In Fig. 2, it shows the procedure of the link-level printing.
The structure pLink_Info is allocated for each document to be
printed.  This structure has the following members:
      pNext:           Pointer to the next pLink_Info structure
  szDoc_Name:        Name of this document
  iLink_Level:     Link level of this document

The pLink_Info makes a linked list which is linked by...