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Distribute a Document with Documents Stapled to it from the Library and Documents Stapled to it that are Passed

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038087D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

MacPhail, MG: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to distribute a document with other documents stapled to it from the library and passed with the document. The staple relationship logically ties two otherwise discrete, independently define d documents together. This relationship is a one-to-one relation where the attaching document can be referred to as the "stapler" and the receiving document can be referred to as the "staplee". Any of the documents to be distributed can exist in the server library or can be passed with the request. The staple relationships between the documents are distributed along with the documents themselves. The destination application can reconstruct the staple package just as the sending application specified.

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Distribute a Document with Documents Stapled to it from the Library and Documents Stapled to it that are Passed

Disclosed is a method to distribute a document with other documents stapled to it from the library and passed with the document. The staple relationship logically ties two otherwise discrete, independently define d documents together. This relationship is a one-to-one relation where the attaching document can be referred to as the "stapler" and the receiving document can be referred to as the "staplee". Any of the documents to be distributed can exist in the server library or can be passed with the request. The staple relationships between the documents are distributed along with the documents themselves. The destination application can reconstruct the staple package just as the sending application specified.

The method described in this article enables a user to distribute a "staplee" document with logically attached "stapler" documents that are specified for this request. A unique staple package can be defined for each distribute request. This method consists of separating the staple relationship parameters from the document address parameters such that the document source can be obtained from either the library or passed with the request while the staple relationship is defined only within the request. Each document is assigned a unique identifier within the request that is independent of its original source location. The request indicates the staple...