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Identifying the Preparers of a Document

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099763D
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 specify and identify those organizations and individuals which were responsible for the preparation of a document. An enterprise may wish to differentiate those individuals who created a document from those individuals who assisted in preparing the document for distribution or filing.

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Identifying the Preparers of a Document

       This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) Services whereby  an enterprise can
specify and identify those organizations and individuals which were
responsible for the preparation of a document. An enterprise may wish
to differentiate those individuals who created a document from those
individuals who assisted in preparing the document for distribution
or filing.

      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 organization
and individuals who prepared the document by providing  self-defining
fields within the IDP which uniquely define character strings for
organizations which contributed in the preparation of the document
and self-defining fields for the particular individuals who
contributed in preparing the document.

      Enterprises which are engaged in the electronic exchange of
information may need to identify individuals who may have contributed
to the alteration of a document. This mechanism permits such
identification of individuals. This mechanism permits enterprises to
differentiate between those individuals who created the document and
those who prepared a document for a distribution or for a filing of
the document.