Method for Producing a Single DOCUMENT As a Composite of Multiple Sub-Documents
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
The definition of a data stream construct that references independent sub-documents for inclusion into a "composite document" is defined such that the INCLUDING shell document specifies the name of the INCLUDED document, an indication that its current document state environment and resources are to be "carried over" to the referenced document, and an indication of whether specified current document state environment, resources and state variables from the INCLUDED document (e.g., page numbers, chapter numbers, etc.) are to be "carried back" to the INCLUDING document. This INCLUDE DOCUMENT capability can be nested such that an INCLUDED document may also specify an INCLUDE document request. There is thus no limit to the degree of INCLUDED document nesting.