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The page number in IE, and Mozillla is an artifact of when the browser paginates the screen to fit onto paper when printing it.
If you have a report output and a JSP is rendering it as a long list on one page, you could have the logic that prints out the table in the JSP page to break up the table within the output, so that you can calculate the page number and display it.
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You have no way, on the server, of knowing how the browser is going to paginate your HTML output when it prints it. The user can direct the browser to change font size, to print in landscape instead of portrait mode, and so on. If you want to control the pagination then HTML is not the right tool. PDF would work better for that.
There are ways of estimating it (MapQuest does a decent job at this) so you might be able to get close for practical purposes, but it'll never be precise. The best way, as previously mentioned, is to use PDF/PS exports.
First of all, thanks for all of your replies. Moreover, I am very interested in learning more on Travis sugguestion (Since I don't want to rewrite my whole program using pdf)! Appriecate if travis could give me detail (A complete example) on the solution.