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Identifying an Externally Assigned Document Name

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099755D
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 a DIA application can specify and identify the name of a document by the name that was assigned to the document by a non-DIA application. An enterprise which is engaged in transporting documents from different media may need to be aware of the documents identification within an external application.

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Identifying an Externally Assigned Document Name

       This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) Services whereby a DIA application can
specify and identify the name of a document by the name that was
assigned to the document by a non-DIA application. An enterprise
which is engaged in transporting documents from different media may
need to be aware of the documents identification within an external
application.

      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 the externally
assigned document names by providing self-defining fields within the
IDP of that document which uniquely defines character strings which
identify the externally assigned document names.

      Enterprises which are engaged in electronic references to
information may need to identify the unique name of the document as
it was known in an external application. This mechanism permits
enterprises to store and maintain external references to a document
which can aid in identifying the document as it was originally named
in an external application. This mechanism can aid in "round
tripping" a document to and from an external application.