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Retrieve a Document with Stapled Documents in a Specified Context

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038092D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
MacPhail, MG [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to retrieve a document with all of the documents attached to it within a specified context. 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". A particular "staplee" document may be stapled by many other "stapler" documents at the same time. The context defined for the staple relationship can be a named application or a folder. When the staple relationship is defined within a context, the relationship is logically limited to that context.