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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029092D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jun-15
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jun-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Today, the web environment, provides a rich content view of information made up of complex layouts that consist of text and binary images. Example layouts include multi-column layouts such as one might find a newspaper, content broken up by advertisements and other unique visual elements. Many websites offer printer-friendly views. These views consist of content that has been specially formatted to fit traditional printing characteristics such as: 1. multiple page content on single page 2. eliminating high resolution images or subsituting them with low-res 3. other format changes that make content more efficient to print With the creation of portals, content segmentation has increased in layout complexity. Now, not only is the page of a portlet segmented in a traditional manner as described above, but multiple segmented portlets are contained within a single printable view.. There does not exist any simple means to isolate the rendering of a single portlet for printing puposes.