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Distribute a Staple Package From a Library Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038088D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

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MacPhail, MG [+details]


Disclosed is a method to distribute a document and all of the documents stapled to it when the staple package exists in a library. The staple relationship logically ties two otherwise discrete, independently defined 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". When a "staplee" is to be distributed, the requester must decide whether or not to distribute the "staplers" associated with the "staplee" as well.