byte serving

byte serving

Also called "page on demand," it is the ability to retrieve a specific page or set of pages rather than the entire document. For example, if the Web server and browser support byte serving, Acrobat files (PDF files) can be viewed as soon as the first couple of pages have been downloaded. The remainder of the file is retrieved in the background.
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By combining the new forms functionality with existing PDF viewing, document management and byte serving, Livelink now offers companies the most powerful electronic forms functionality for collaborative knowledge management.
The cached PDF documents can then be viewed using page-at-a-time byte serving, efficiently reused for multiple operations (view, e-mail, print and/or archive) and served over SSL connections without the potential for byte streaming issues.