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Method of Establishing the Composition ENVIRONMENT for Data Objects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038593D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Edel, TR: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method is described which permits the specification of environment controls for nested data objects of different data types with respect to the containing data object envelope. A composed document can contain various objects of unlike data types. These objects may be created, e.g., text, image, graphics, independent of environment state conditions that exist in composed documents. Thus, the environment for any object may be established 'outside' of the object unique to various document types. The Object Environment State may also be 'stored' as object local status that can override an environment state established outside of the object. The grouping of object status permits the following applications: 1.

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Method of Establishing the Composition ENVIRONMENT for Data Objects

A method is described which permits the specification of environment controls for nested data objects of different data types with respect to the containing data object envelope. A composed document can contain various objects of unlike data types. These objects may be created, e.g., text, image, graphics, independent of environment state conditions that exist in composed documents. Thus, the environment for any object may be established 'outside' of the object unique to various document types. The Object Environment State may also be 'stored' as object local status that can override an environment state established outside of the object. The grouping of object status permits the following applications: 1. References to a single entity called an "Object Environment

Group" by another MO:DCA construct, called "Include Object",

for purposes of establishing an "outside" Object Environment

State unknown to the object creator.

2. Modifications can be made to an outside environment

specification by adding or subtracting environment

specifications contained within a local "Object Environment

Group." This capability is provided in conjunction with the

MO:DCA contruct "Invoke Master Environment Group." The Object Environment Group State is initiated and terminated by a BEGIN/END OBJECT ENVIRONMENT GROUP pair. The Begin Object Environment
Group Structured Field (SF) signifies that the contained Object Enviro...