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Indexable Environment Resource Specifications for Partial Document Access

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037097D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

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 resource specifications (e.g., Fonts, Color Tables, Document Layout Structure, etc.) occurring within the document that contribute to a particular element's processing resources. These resources 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 Resource A - Offset Resource B - Offset Resource C - Offset Indexable Element y- Offset Element y Content Resource A - Offset Resource D - Offset Resources for Elements x/y (e.g.

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Indexable Environment Resource Specifications for Partial Document Access

Associated with index elements used for partial document access is an index reference to those resource specifications (e.g., Fonts, Color Tables, Document Layout Structure, etc.) occurring within the document that contribute to a particular element's processing resources. These resources 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

Resource A - Offset

Resource B - Offset

Resource C - Offset

Indexable Element y- Offset

Element y Content

Resource A - Offset

Resource D - Offset

Resources for Elements x/y (e.g., a Color Table)

Resource For Element x/y (e.g., Gothic Font)

Begin Element x

End Element x

Begin Element y

End Element y

End Document

The advantages of this approach are as follows:

1. An indexable element's processing resources

can be associated with that element such that

the element is defined as a complete entity

independent of where in the document the

contributing resource 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 resource environment. This

feature reduces the user's response time when

updating/displaying particular portions of a

document.

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