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Method to Close a Folder So That Documents Cannot Be Entered Or Removed

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038018D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

MacPhail, MG: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method is described which permits a library user to freeze a particular logical organization of documents. This prevents the owner or anyone else from inadvertently changing the desired document organization.

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Method to Close a Folder So That Documents Cannot Be Entered Or Removed

A method is described which permits a library user to freeze a particular logical organization of documents. This prevents the owner or anyone else from inadvertently changing the desired document organization.

In accordance with the new method, a protocol is provided for an application to close a folder so that documents cannot be entered or removed from the folder. 1. The library user requests that the logical organization of documents defined by the specified folder be closed. a. If the library server determines that the requester has the authority to close the folder and all of the documents in the folder are eligible to be frozen, then 1) The library server marks the folder organization as being closed. 2) Else, the library server informs the requester that the request is invalid. The library server indicates the reason that the request failed, i.e., the requester did not have the proper authority or not all of the documents in the folder were eligible to be frozen. 2. Subsequent implicit or explicit enter or remove requests are determined to be invalid by the library server which informs the requester that the folder is frozen. 3. Subsequent delete document requests are honored by the library server only if the entire folder is deleted. 4. The folder organization is maintained for the life of the folder.

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