Rules for Interchange Objects in a Mixed Object Document Data Stream
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
A document data stream allowing for the mixing of different types of objects, such as text, image, graphics and the like, can be interchanged among a wide spectrum of diverse document processing products. The amount of useful information that can be interchanged between these products depends on the format of the data defined by the data stream architecture. If the interchange semantics include process or device specific functions, or are not independent of document structure or data stream semantics, the object transform to and from the interchange format is very complex. Also, if the object definition is not "pure," then the non-object specific data is processed differently than if that data were to occur in an object of the specific data type.