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Indexable Environment Specifications for Partial Document Access

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036949D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Barker, BA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Associated with index elements used for partial document access is an index reference to those environment specifications occurring within the document that contribute to a particular element's processing environment. These environments can be "unique" to an element or "shared" with other elements. A document residing on a library might be as follows: Begin Document Document Index Indexable Element x- Offset Element x Content Environment A Offset Environment B Offset Environment C Offset . . . Indexable Element y- Offset Element y Content Environment A Offset Environment D Offset .

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Indexable Environment Specifications for Partial Document Access

Associated with index elements used for partial document access is an index reference to those environment specifications occurring within the document that contribute to a particular element's processing environment. These environments can be "unique" to an element or "shared" with other elements. A document residing on a library might be as follows: Begin Document

Document Index

Indexable Element x- Offset

Element x Content

Environment A Offset

Environment B Offset

Environment C Offset

.

.

.

Indexable Element y- Offset

Element y Content

Environment A Offset

Environment D Offset

.

Environment for Elements x/y (e.g., a Page Model)

.

Environment For Element x/y (e.g., Object Area

Model)

.

.

.

Begin Element x

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End Element x

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.

Begin Element y

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End Element y

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End Document

The advantages of this approach are as follows:

1. An indexable element's processing environment

can be associated with that element such that

the element is defined as a complete entity

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independent of where in the document the

contributing environment specifications

occur.

2. When accessing elements that make up a

document (like a page), it is not necessary

to sequentially process the preceding

document content to determine that element's

particular processing environment. This

feature reduces the user's response time when

updating/displaying particular portions of a

document.

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