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Descriptive Text for Associating an Event Which Invalidates A Document

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099784D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 33K

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 attach to a document a comment which describes an event which invalidates the document. After defining such an event, an enterprise may wish to associate a comment to describe the event in detail. An enterprise may wish to describe why such an event was associated with the validity of the document. A mechanism is needed which permits enterprises to interchange this information. No mechanism currently exists in the DIA Services which identifies a comment on why a document is considered invalid.

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Descriptive Text for Associating an Event Which Invalidates A Document

       This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) Services whereby an enterprise can
attach to a document a comment which describes an event which
invalidates the document. After defining such an event, an enterprise
may wish to associate a comment to describe the event in detail. An
enterprise may wish to describe why such an event was associated with
the validity of the document. A mechanism is needed which permits
enterprises to interchange this information. No mechanism currently
exists in the DIA Services which identifies a comment on why a
document is considered invalid.

      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 a
descriptive text on the event which invalidated the document permits
enterprises to interchange detailed information as to the reasons why
a document is invalid.

      This mechanism permits enterprises to convey detailed
information on the validity of a document. This information can be
used to describe other events which lead to the event which
invalidated the document or used to describe an event in more detail.
This information could aid an enterprise in conveying historical
information on the validity of a document.