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Variable Object Space in Mixed Object DOCUMENT Content Architecture

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039732D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Pascoe, RA [+details]

Abstract

By allowing the size and shape of the Revision Text Object Content Architecture (RTOCA) object space to be variable and defined by the page layout of the presentation, a text object in the Mixed Object Document Content Architecture (MO:DCA) can take the shape of the object area to which it is assigned. (Image Omitted) In one data stream environment, the page layout is defined by the MO:DCA which allows for the definition of rectangular areas to which data is assigned and in which the data will be presented. These are called object areas, as illustrated in Fig. 1. For image and graphics data, it does not matter that the space occupied by the data is a different size than the MO:DCA area to which it is assigned.