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Specification of Generic Attribute Range Values

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037472D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Barker, BA Edel, TR Stark, JA [+details]

Abstract

A method is provided for characterizing values of attributes qualifying tags embedded in a data stream when quantitative or boundary condition restrictions are required in the specification of a numeric value. A tag identifies an instance of a logical element named in a shell structure that is used for managing and processing the embedded tag. Attributes associated with the named element are also defined in the shell. The attribute definition includes the attribute name, its declared values, and a default value that is used if the attribute is not detailed in the data stream.