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Identifying the Local File Reference for a Document

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099759D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 26K

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 where copies of a document can be located. An enterprise which is engaged in multiple references to a single document may wish to identify where a copy of the document can be located.

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Identifying the Local File Reference for a Document

       This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) Services whereby  an enterprise can
specify and identify where copies of a document can be located. An
enterprise which is engaged in multiple references to a single
document may wish to identify where a copy of the document can be
located.

      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 location of
copies of a document by providing a self-defining field within the
IDP of that document which uniquely defines character strings which
identify where a copy(s) of the document can be ascertained.

      This mechanism permits enterprises to store and maintain
references to a document rather than the actual document itself. This
mechanism can aid an enterprise in conserving storage by merely
keeping references to where the document can be located rather than
keeping multiple copies of the document itself.