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Reference for Events Which Validate a Document

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099790D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 29K

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 a process or an event which, upon occurring, validates the integrity of the document. A mechanism is needed which permits different enterprises to identify a common frame of reference which defines an event or process which, upon occurring, validates a document. No mechanism currently exists in the DIA Services which defines a reference to an event or process which, upon occurring, validates a document.

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Reference for Events Which Validate a Document

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

      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 as to what event must occur
to validate the document by providing a self-defining field within
the IDP which uniquely defines a document which contains the
definition of an event which must occur to validate the document.

      This mechanism  permits an enterprise to convey information as
to where 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.