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Using the Launch Tag to Reduce Reduncancy in Online Information

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104369D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dougal, DF: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The Information Presentation Facility (IPF) Version 2.0 has a new global attribute that allows many files once copied to a directory to be combined together to form a master information unit, such as a master glossary. In response to a requirement to provide a master keep index we sought to reduce redundant storage and associated maintenance efforts.

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Using the Launch Tag to Reduce Reduncancy in Online Information

      The Information Presentation Facility (IPF) Version 2.0 has a
new global attribute that allows many files once copied to a
directory to be combined together to form a master information unit,
such as a master glossary.  In response to a requirement to provide a
master keep index we sought to reduce redundant storage and
associated maintenance efforts.

      After studying the tool documentation, a launch tag was
discovered that could be used to launch to other IPF online books.
By using this launch tag, an outline of our existing documentation
could be provided as hypertext links.  When the user selects these
links, our existing documentation is opened to the appropriate place.
Following is an example of the tagging used to provide hypertext
links to existing documentation rather than duplicating
documentation:

 :HI GLOBAL RES=8000   ID=8000.USER TASKS
 :12 GLOBAL REFID=SERVER.USER TASKS

      If the OS/2* LAN Online Reference has been installed, one of
the following topics to link to the information in the Online
Reference can be selected.

Related Information:

 :LINK REFTYPE=LAUNCH OBJECT='\IBMLAN\NETPROG\ROIFIND.EXE'
data='a3alanor.inf

How to Use this Online Reference'.How to USE THE ONLINE REFERENCE
 :LINK.

 :LINK REFTYPE=LAUNCH OBJECT='\IBMLAN\NETPROG\ROIFIND.EXE'
data='a3alanor.inf Using the LAN Help Information'.Using the LAN
Help Information:ELINK.

      When a user sele...