Browse Prior Art Database

Method for Document Repository Management with Respect to Cross References

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110978D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 4 page(s) / 77K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article provides a method by which document cross-references are automatically updated when files are copied into a file system. When a file is copied, a popup appears, documenting the reference tree of applicable files. The user then has the option to update the cross-references of all applicable files.

This text was extracted from an ASCII text file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 56% of the total text.

Method for Document Repository Management with Respect to Cross References

      This article provides a method by which document
cross-references are automatically updated when files are copied into
a file system.  When a file is copied, a popup appears, documenting
the reference tree of applicable files.  The user then has the option
to update the cross-references of all applicable files.

      Various types of documents exist in computer systems.  Often a
document references one or more other documents in order to be a
complete document.  For example, an Operating System/2* (OS/2*)
Database/2* (DB/2*) Standard Query Language (SQL) document may
reference the OS/2 Database (DB) Manager (MGR) user guide, the OS/2
DB MGR programming guide, the OS/2 DB MGR support guide, etc., in
order to ensure the reader knows about all related documents which
are useful.  PUBORDER running under Virtual Machine/370 (VM) allows
users to search for documents with keywords but does not offer an
interface for knowing which documents reference other documents.  A
method is needed for facilitating a user, interested in particular
documentation, to know other interesting documents which may exist
according to cross-references in other documents.  Furthermore, a
method is needed for maintaining such a system so that as the
repository expands with new documentation, cross-references are
maintained and kept up to date for all documents within the
repository.  Currently, when a new do...