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Staple One or More Documents to a Set of Documents

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038099D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-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

Disclosed is a method to staple one or more documents to a set of documents in a library. The staple relationship logically ties two otherwise discrete, independently defined 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". A "stapler" may be attached to a set of "staplees". A "staplee" may be attached by a set of "staplers". A user may wish to attach one or more "staplers" to a set of "staplees".

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Staple One or More Documents to a Set of Documents

Disclosed is a method to staple one or more documents to a set of documents in a library. The staple relationship logically ties two otherwise discrete, independently defined 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". A "stapler" may be attached to a set of "staplees". A "staplee" may be attached by a set of "staplers". A user may wish to attach one or more "staplers" to a set of "staplees".

The method described in this disclosure enables a user to attach one or more "staplers" to a set of "staplees" with one request. The attach-request includes a set of library-identifier parameters for each "staplee" and "stapler" involved. The request includes a pairing for each "staplee" and "stapler" attachment. The library-server processes the attach-request as follows:

FOR each document identified in the attach-request DO

FOR each "stapler" specified with this "staplee" DO

IF the user has the proper authority to attach this "stapler" THEN attach this "stapler" document to this "staplee" END IF

END FOR

END FOR

The advantage of this method is to provide the user with a simple method to attach one or more "stapler" documents to a set of "staplee" documents. This capability can be particularly useful in managing the library in an efficient, timely manner.

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