Effecting Concurrent Text and Data Processing Via a Word Processor in Communication With a Mainframe Computer
Original Publication Date: 1984-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04
Supporting text and data processing concurrently on certain types of advanced word-processing systems linked in communication with a main- frame computer, such as IBM's Displaywriter linked with an IBM 370 in a printer or display capacity, has not been possible with conventional hardware/software configurations. This invention represents innovative techniques for achieving this capability. Connecting a word-processing system, such as IBM's Displaywriter, to a mainframe computer via a communications link tends to present problems in terms of supporting concurrent text-processing and data- processing functional operating capability.