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Electronic Document Distribution Network Comprising A Plurality of Communicating Text Processor Transmission of Vaiable Level Data Streams

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045746D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hall, LF: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In an electronic document distribution network using a plurality of text processors arranged in the network, the present expedient provides for varying the level of the data stream. Where the document is to be merely printed or displayed at the selected receiving terminals, the data stream being transmitted need have only one level of complexity, i.e., that necessary to display or print the document at the ultimate receiving point. On the other hand, in accordance with the present expedient, the system has the capability of further editing and processing the text of the document at the ultimate receiving stations.

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Electronic Document Distribution Network Comprising A Plurality of Communicating Text Processor Transmission of Vaiable Level Data Streams

In an electronic document distribution network using a plurality of text processors arranged in the network, the present expedient provides for varying the level of the data stream. Where the document is to be merely printed or displayed at the selected receiving terminals, the data stream being transmitted need have only one level of complexity, i.e., that necessary to display or print the document at the ultimate receiving point. On the other hand, in accordance with the present expedient, the system has the capability of further editing and processing the text of the document at the ultimate receiving stations.

In order to provide such a capability, a data stream of a different level of complexity from that required to merely print at the ultimate terminal is required. Two levels of data stream are provided and may be used in communication: the first level may be used only for printing or displaying while the second level may be used where editing remains to be done at the ultimate receiving station.

With these two levels, the system offers an expedient for protecting transmitted data from being altered or changed at the ultimate receiving station. When for security or other business reasons it is required that the document be unaltered at its ultimate destination, then the data stream level supportive of only display or pr...