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Carry-Over Format for Partial Document Access

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036953D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 5 page(s) / 312K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Barker, BA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

MO:DCA (A Document Data Stream Interchange Architecture) provides within its document structure the capability for index elements to reference processing environment specifications that are defined elsewhere in the document. These specifications come in two forms: 1. Environment specifications that are entirely contained within MO:DCA's Master/Active/Object Environment Groups. 2. Environment specifications that are contained within a nesting index element which must be processed to calculate environment parameters affecting the environment for a nested indexed element. For example, a text 2B font control embedded in a nesting text object that is to be inherited in a nested data object.

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Carry-Over Format for Partial Document Access

MO:DCA (A Document Data Stream Interchange Architecture) provides within its document structure the capability for index elements to reference processing environment specifications that are defined elsewhere in the document. These specifications come in two forms: 1. Environment specifications that are entirely

contained within MO:DCA's Master/Active/Object

Environment Groups.

2. Environment specifications that are contained

within a nesting index element which must be

processed to calculate environment parameters

affecting the environment for a nested indexed

element. For example, a text 2B font control

embedded in a nesting text object that is to be

inherited in a nested data object.

This capability allows processing applications such as a document editor to access entities such as text object y nested within text object x on page 2, and object y's processing environment is determined by environment specifications that are: 1. factored as addressable entities outside of

element y, and

2. determined by nesting element y's containing

element x.

The following sample data stream is an example of such an indexable element:
Begin Document Indexable Element x- Offset

Element x Content

Other Elements such Element y

Resources - Offset

Environment - Offset

.

.

.

Indexable Element y- Offset

Element y Content

Other Elements such as a List

Item

- Offset

Resources (Factored) - Offset

Environment (Factored) - Offset

Environment (Nesting) - Offset

.

Factored Resources for Element x/y (e.g., a Color

Table)

.

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

1

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Area Size)

.

.

.

Begin Element x

.

Element y's Nesting Processing Environment

(e.g., Goth...