Document Pass Through for Stand-Alone Computer Attached to a Host As a Terminal Emulator
Original Publication Date: 1984-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03
In previous terminal emulation functions, the emulating computer was able to transfer only the data currently appearing on its display to the host system. This article presents a technique which enables the terminal emulator to send documents stored on disk to the host system in a continuous mode without operator intervention. The technique is a programmed function resident in the terminal emulator which allows the user to specify a file name and disk drive number for the document to be sent to the host. The file includes the document to which the user is currently connected beginning at the currently pointed to location. The entire disk file specified is transmitted on the terminal line interface as SNA Response Units. The function issues Page Advance commands for each end-of-page condition detected on the source disk file.