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Reference for Associating Multiple Events Which Validate a Document

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099778D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 31K

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 validate 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, validate a document. No mechanism currently exists in the DIA Services which defines a reference to events or processes which, upon occurring, validate a document.

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Reference for Associating Multiple Events Which Validate 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 validate
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, validate a
document. No mechanism currently exists in the DIA Services which
defines a reference to events or processes which, upon occurring,
validate a document.

      The Interchange Document Profile (IDP) is currently used by DIA
Services to describe the characteristics of a document as a whole. By
providing a self-defining field within the IDP which defines multiple
unique documents which contain the definition of events permits
enterprises to interchange information as to when a document is
valid.

      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 a document can be ascertained as being valid.