Audit Trail/History for a Stapled Document
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Disclosed is a method to track the staple attachments to a particular document. 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". Authorized users may need to know when a document was stapled to the "staplee", who requested the staple, on whose behalf was the staple done, and when was the staple removed.