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Identifying Documents Which Are Superseded by a Current Document

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099753D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Williams, ML: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document Interchange Architecture (DIA) Services whereby an enterprise can specify and identify documents which are currently superseded by the presence of a another document. An enterprise which is engaged in multiple exchanges about a particular subject may need to identify which documents can be considered superseded by the presence of another document.

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Identifying Documents Which Are Superseded by a Current Document

       This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) Services whereby  an enterprise can
specify and identify documents which are currently superseded by the
presence of a another document. An enterprise which is engaged in
multiple exchanges about a particular subject may need to identify
which documents can be considered superseded by the presence of
another document.

      The Interchange Document Profile (IDP) is currently used by DIA
Services to describe the characteristics of a document as a whole.
Enterprises can interchange information regarding documents which are
superseded by the occurrence of a document by providing self-defining
fields within the IDP of that document which uniquely defines
character strings which identify documents that can be considered
superseded.

      Enterprises which are engaged in the electronic exchange of
information may need to identify those documents which may be
considered obsolete or invalid. This mechanism permits enterprises to
specify and identify documents which can be consider invalid or
obsolete by a particular enterprise or individual.