Ownership Relationship of Object Sets
Original Publication Date: 1984-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05
Related information of different types is tied together in an ownership relationship in order to avoid editing errors and improve operator ease of use. Information types, such as text, graphics, tables, etc., are defined as object sets and treated differently in an integrated environment. However, there are times such as when description text related to a graph must be kept with the graph. Deletion of both would require excessive keystrokes, and deletion of one without the other would probably not accomplish what was intended. By being able to tie both together, delete, copy, move, get, etc., operations are improved. The tying together is through specifying an ownership relationship by using attributes of one of the object sets.