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Entering and Removing Existing Documents

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036614D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 13K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

MacPhail, MG: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method is described to permit a library user to enter and remove a document from a folder. In accordance with the new method, a protocol is provided for an application to enter a document by building an add request that includes the following information:

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Entering and Removing Existing Documents

A method is described to permit a library user to enter and remove a document from a folder. In accordance with the new method, a protocol is provided for an application to enter a document by building an add request that includes the following information:

A pointer to the folder which will contain the document. The add command includes a REFERENCED-DATA operand with a unique library pointer to the folder which will contain the other document.

A pointer to the document which will be entered into the folder. The add command includes a REFERENCED-DATA operand with a unique library pointer to the document which will be entered into the folder.

A unique identifier within the scope of this request for the folder specified in this request. Each REFERENCED-DATA operand is assigned a unique identifier (DID) within the scope of this request.

The document to be entered into the folder references the folder using the folder's unique identifier within the request. The REFERENCED-DATA operand corresponding to a document to be contained within the first level of nesting for the folder sets a reference identifier (RID) to that folder's DID.

The host library application processes the add request as follows: Update the folder table-of-contents for the new document. Each folder table-of-contents entry includes a unique library pointer to the document or folder contained within the first level of nesting for the folder.

Update the document-in-folder table-of-contents for the new documents added to the folder. Each document-in-folder table-of- contents entry includes a unique library pointer to the folder containing this document. Check that no document contains itself, regardless of how many levels of nesting.

The user changes an existing folder relationship by remo...