(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2002/0002602 Al
Vange et al. (43) Pub. Date: Jan. 3,2002
(54) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SERVING A WEB SITE FROM MULTIPLE SERVERS
(76) Inventors: Mark Vange, Toronto (CA); Michael
Robert Rooks, Burlington (CA); Glenn
Sydney Wilson, Toronto (CA); Michael
Kouts, Toronto (CA)
Stuart T. Langley, Esq.
Hogan & Hartson, LLP
1200 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 09/835,836
(22) Filed: Apr. 16, 2001
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Non-provisional ol provisional application No. 60/197,490, filed on Apr. 17, 2000.
A system for serving web pages to a client in response to a client request specilying a resource. An originating web server having a first address upon which the requested resource resides is coupled to obtain content from content source. The originating web server has a request interface for receiving requests from a network and a response interface for sending responses to the requests. A communication network is coupled to the originating web server. A front-end server is provided having a second address and at least one interface for communicating with a client application and the originating web server. The front-end server is coupled to both obtain the request-specified resources and augment the request specified resources using unspecified resources to generate a response to the client request from the originating web server.