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Reference for Associating Multiple Events Which Invalidate a Document

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099761D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 32K

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 associate processes or events which, upon occurring, could circumvent the integrity of the document. A mechanism is needed which permits different enterprises to identify a common frame of reference which defines events or processes which, upon occurring, invalidate a document. No mechanism currently exists in the DIA Services which defines a reference to events or processes which, upon occurring, invalidate a document.

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Reference for Associating Multiple Events Which Invalidate a Document

       This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) Services whereby  an enterprise can
associate processes or events which, upon occurring, could circumvent
the integrity of the document. A mechanism is needed which permits
different enterprises  to identify a common frame of reference which
defines events or processes which, upon occurring, invalidate a
document. No mechanism currently exists in the DIA Services  which
defines a reference to events or processes which, upon occurring,
invalidate a document.

      The Interchange Document Profile (IDP) is currently used by DIA
Services to describes the characteristics of a document as a whole.
Enterprises can interchange information as to the validity of the
document itself by providing a self-defining field within the IDP
which defines multiple unique documents which contain the definition
of events.

      This mechanism permits enterprises to convey information as to
where information regarding the validity of a document can be
ascertained and provides a common frame of reference in which
enterprises can verify the validity of the document based on the
definition of an event. Enterprises can thus define multiple events
upon which the validity of a document can be ascertained.