Method for Controlling the Flow of Data Around Claimed Space
Original Publication Date: 1987-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
A method is described which provides a common architected solution for "flowing" revisable object data around areas that have claimed space from the area into which the flowed data is to reside. The Data Flow Sequence (DFS) Data Structure is shown on the next page. The DFS Data Structure specifies the object Data Flow sequence within the object Area whenever overlapping object Areas have Claimed space from the object Area described by the Structured Field. The selection of various Data Flow Sequence values determines how object data flows within an object Area. There may be 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Data Flow Sequence Values. These values may be specified in any order since vertical object data flow occurs in a top to bottom direction while horizontal data flows either left to right or right to left.