Attribute Specification in a Structured Data Stream
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Management of tags embedded in a data stream is provided by a shell structure. Formatting directives and routines for processing the data stream within the scope of an embedded tag are specified in the shell. In order to facilitate processing, a method for describing formatting and processing characteristics or attributes of an embedded tag is required. To satisfy this requirement, a function permitting the specification of attributes to be associated with named constructs in a shell structure is provided.