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A Method for Including Document Resources in an Interchange Data Stream

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037650D
Original Publication Date: 1989-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Barker, BA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Prior art interchange architectures provided a means to "reference" resources that were external to a data stream's content. However, this method assumed that the referenced resources were always available to the receiving application. This invention provides a method to carry the referenced resources within a physically transmitted file in order to provide an architected method to transmit resources referenced in document composition.

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A Method for Including Document Resources in an Interchange Data Stream

Prior art interchange architectures provided a means to "reference" resources that were external to a data stream's content. However, this method assumed that the referenced resources were always available to the receiving application. This invention provides a method to carry the referenced resources within a physically transmitted file in order to provide an architected method to transmit resources referenced in document composition.

In disjoint prior art interchange applications, how referenced resources used in document composition were to be transmitted was left to the ingenuity of the communicating products. This deficiency led to a requirement for the definition of a data stream construct called a Resource Group which is delimited by a Begin/End wrapper. A Resource Group allows resources such as a font, a color table, an image object logo, and the like to be identified within an interchange document as a non-document composition entity. As such, a class of interchange document known as a "Resource Document" can be utilized to interchange any resource type among applications without the document composition overhead usually associated with revision and/or presentation documents. The collection of resource groups and objects within resource groups, in effect then, defines an "inline" resource library. A receiving application may then transfer the document resources to local library stora...