Asynchronous Document Transmission Setup To Facilitate Error Recovery
Original Publication Date: 1982-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Word processing systems can be used to create and transmit documents to remote terminals or CPUs (central processing units). One advantage of off-line document creation is the availability of word processing functions, such as automatinc margin text and page number insertion. A document containing complex text processing controls can be formatted and transmitted to low level data processing terminals or to CPU host programs. Another advantage is a reduction in communication line and computer connect charges. Document transmission, while more efficient via the synchronous protocols, may be done using one of the asynchronous (start-stop) protocols in order to communicate with the large set of existing asynchronous (ASYNC) machines and programs.