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Mechanism for Logging Version Numbers to History Log

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099813D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 28K

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 record what particular version number was produced for a document by a particular DIA function or command. Particular actions can be performed on a document that could alter the version that is represented by the document. No mechanism currently exists in the DIA Services which would permit a service to record which version was produced by a particular action being performed on a document.

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Mechanism for Logging Version Numbers to History Log

       This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) Services whereby  an enterprise can
record what particular version number was produced for a document by
a particular DIA function or command. Particular actions can be
performed on a document that could alter the version that is
represented by the document. No mechanism currently exists in the DIA
Services which would permit a service to record which version was
produced by a particular action being performed on a document.

      By creating a historical control object which contains a self-
defining field which defines the action and the version number which
was produced by the DIA Service would permit enterprises to
interchange information as to what version of the document was
created by a particular action or command.

      This mechanism  permits an enterprise to convey information as
to what is the current version of a document based on the last action
performed on the document. This mechanism also permits enterprises to
be aware of what actions and functions are producing particular
versions of a document.