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Entering and Removing a Set of Documents Into/From a Folder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036618D
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 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 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.

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Entering and Removing a Set of Documents Into/From a Folder

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

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 documents to be entered into the folder reference 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 documents in the order they appear in the set as follows: Update the folder table-of-contents for each 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 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...