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Entering and Removing Existing Documents Into/From a Set of Folders

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036616D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 3 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

MacPhail, MG: AUTHOR

Abstract

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

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Entering and Removing Existing Documents Into/From a Set of Folders

A method is described to permit a library user to enter and remove a document into/from a set of folders. In accordance with the new method, a protocol is provided for an application to enter a document into a set of folders by building an add request that includes the following information: A pointer to each 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 each folder. The add command includes a REFERENCED-DATA operand with a unique library pointer to the document which will be entered into the folders.

A unique identifier within the scope of this request for the documents 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 folders 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 each folder. 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 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 relationships by removing a document from a set of folders. T...