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Row/Column Cursor Position Indicator by Request

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041893D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Troan, LE [+details]

Abstract

Numeric representation, in terms of row and column, of the position at which a character can be entered on a display can provide helpful information to the operator, especially when performing text entry tasks. However, in systems where the processing power to develop this information and enter it on the display screen resides in a remote controller and not in the display itself, the provision of such a feature on a continuous basis would increase significantly the traffic on the link, such as a coax, between the controller and the display. It would also impose an extra burden on the controller. A solution is to provide this information only upon operator request.