Mapping as an Aid to Resource Management
Original Publication Date: 1989-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Interpreters of an interchange data stream normally perform "look-ahead-scan-processing" in order to insure that a document's resources are available for use before they are actually referenced. This is primarily done in order to overlap an application's external resource loading functions with the processing that occurs prior to the actual use of a particular resource. Additionally, a data stream processor's logic may be structured so as to prohibit resource loading immediately prior to the use of that particular resource. This invention eliminates the "look-ahead- scan-processing" by allowing resources to be identified prior to their actual use at any hierarchy level in the data stream.