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A PROXY-BASED TOOL TO ENABLE REMOTE TRACING ("SOFTWARE SNIFFING"), FLOW CAPTURE AND REPLAY, AND TESTING VIA HOST INTERACTION ...

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013497D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A PROXY-BASED TOOL TO ENABLE REMOTE TRACING ("SOFTWARE SNIFFING"), FLOW CAPTURE AND REPLAY, AND TESTING VIA HOST INTERACTION ... In host publishing servers, Web page requests are transferred to backend engines that drive terminal oriented (3270, 5250, VT) host application-specific “screen scraping” logic. The goal is to access legacy data by scraping the information from application-specific host screens, and present it to the browser with HTML tags, using various HTML generation approaches such as proprietary tags, Java Server Pages tags, custom servlets, etc. The screen scraping logic driven by the backend engine, in response to a Web page request, involves