Method for Providing Processing and Formatting Flexibility of Data Stream Tags
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
The processing and formatting of tags embedded in a data stream are managed by a shell structure used to maintain the internal consistency of the data stream during creation and revision. The shell structure is customizable by the operator. Changes to a named construct in the shell apply to each occurrence of the corresponding tagged construct in the data stream. During creation or revision of the data stream, multiple instances of a tagged construct are created by the operator. If an instance of a tagged construct requires processing or formatting that is different from the specifications in the shell, the operator must be able to indicate the required changes in order to produce the desired results.