Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Janis, F: AUTHOR [+3]
This article describes a method whereby a set of related objects can be distributed together.
describes a method whereby a set of related
objects can be distributed together.
Document Interchange Architecture for Document/Object
Distribution permits only one object to be distributed at a time. A
problem arises when a set of objects, related to each other in either
a folder relationship or a staple relationship, needs to be
distributed together as one single distribution. Currently, in order
for enterprises to distribute multiple related objects, users have to
issue multiple distribution commands for each document or object.
This causes unnec- essary hardships to the users and can seriously
degrade network performance.
provides a mechanism whereby an enterprise can
distribute a set of related objects in one distribution command.
These objects are related to each other in either a folder relation
or a staple relation. This new capability is provided by
architecting a new operand in the REQUEST-DISTRIBUTION command. This
new operand allows the user to specify that:
- only distribute the object itself
- distribute the object and all the direct referenced
- distribute the object and all the objects (both
direct and indirect referenced objects)
distribution service will then distribute object(s) based
on these user-specified options. The receiving service upon reception
of this operand can pr...