Distribute a Document with Documents Stapled to it from the Library and Documents Stapled to it that are Passed
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Disclosed is a method to distribute a document with other documents stapled to it from the library and passed with the document. The staple relationship logically ties two otherwise discrete, independently define d documents together. This relationship is a one-to-one relation where the attaching document can be referred to as the "stapler" and the receiving document can be referred to as the "staplee". Any of the documents to be distributed can exist in the server library or can be passed with the request. The staple relationships between the documents are distributed along with the documents themselves. The destination application can reconstruct the staple package just as the sending application specified.