Explicit Specification of Successors and Predecessors of Tagged Constructs in a Structured Data Stream
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
Management of tags embedded in a data stream is provided by a shell structure. Tag processing and formatting information can be specified in the shell or directly on parameters occurring on the tag structured field in the data stream. If the data stream is parsed from beginning to end in order to be interpreted by a process, predecessors and successors of tagged constructs can be maintained in the specific logical instance of the data stream created as output by the process. Prior- art systems, such as SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) applications, typically presume an initial parsing routine during which the specific logical instance (tree) is created in order to be used by other application routines during processing.