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Infinite Nesting of Folders in a Host Library

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036586D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
MacPhail, MG [+details]

Abstract

A method is described which allows a library user to nest folders of information to as many levels as the user requires in a host library. Nesting of documents refers to the ability to create and maintain a hierarchy of documents. Many database applications lend themselves to a hierarchical organization which is infinitely deep and wide and contains the same folder more than one time, as long as no folder contains itself at any level. A folder of information can be thought of as a collection of information similar to a folder in a filing cabinet.