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Sequential screen order control framework for browser-based client under J2EE Architecture

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016300D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-26
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

1. Outline It is important to ensure screen order on a browser in order to achieve reliable e-commerce on browser-based clients, and there're several ways to control screen order. This invention provides existent screen-order-control solutions with flexible behavior on browser-based application environment. Its main intension is to set screen-order-UOWs(Unit Of Work) which are groups of screens, and to ensure the order for them. The screen order not belonging to screen-order-UOW is out of scope. Users are enforced to observe screen order in screen-order-UOW, however, after they exit out of screen-order-UOW, they can wander around sites freely and also re-enter into screen-order-UOW. This invention, in other words, introduces concept of the abstract session group above session into screen order, and this concept of the abstract session group is uniqueness. 2. Behavior Suppose an example of this invention like that application consists of series of screens 1-6 and that screens 3-5 are defined as a screen-order-UOW. In this case, users are enforced to proceed in the order of the screen-order-UOW, like 3-4-5. So, following orders are allowed. 1-2-3-4-5-6 2-1-3-4-5-6