HTTP Auto Link in Web Service on Print Server
Original Publication Date: 2000-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
This article describes a method of printer server solution for the web based management system. Recently, most of printer server has a function of web page, and it is controlled through the general web browser such as Netscape Navigator, and IE. However, defining the IP address is required to get the information from targeted printer servers. Some printer server automatically finds same group of servers, then displays their IP addresses on web page. But when you click the link destination of other printer, the display change to display the next printer server information. Then you can not see the information of first print server. In our method, one web server displays the information of printer server in two separated frames, such as first printer server and another printer server, refer to the attached figure Fig.1 below. When the network management accesses to the first print server, it automatically communicates with other printer severs, then displays the link address information of existing servers on the left side of the frame of own web page. You can select any print server as first server. To control or see other print server, click the link destination in the frame. Then their control page is displayed on the right frame of web page, The master page is remain on the left frame. Thus usability is increased to control or see other print server on the network..