Patent Number: 6,941,368

Title: Protecting resource URLs from being served without a base web page

Abstract: The system, method, and program of the invention enables a Web server to ensure that any prerequisite resource is served before, or in conjunction with, a requested resource. Upon receipt of a request for a resource, e.g., a page, the Web server determines if the requested resource requires a prerequisite resource. If it does, a different resource is sent that has been modified to include the prerequisite resource. In a further embodiment, the Web server keeps track of each client's request for a prerequisite resource in order to determine whether the prerequisite resource had been previously requested when a resource is requested that requires the prerequisite resource. The different resource is sent if the resource requires a prerequisite resource and if it is determined that the previous request by the requester for the prerequisite resource has not been made within a configurable amount of time or within a predetermined number of hits.

Inventors: Hamzy; Mark Joseph (Round Rock, TX), Cooper; Michael Richard (Austin, TX), VanderWiele; Mark Wayne (Austin, TX)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101); G06F 015/16 ()

Expiration Date: 09/06/2022