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Sharing a Delete Operation Between a Work-Station Controller and Host Processor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060393D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Naatz, DC Rowlance, EJ Wenz, DG [+details]

Abstract

This invention provides a shared processing of a Delete Text operation between a host processor and a work-station controller. The Delete Text operation on a stand-alone word processor is performed as follows: ΠThe operator positions the cursor at one end point of the text to be deleted and presses the DEL key. ΠA prompt is displayed, "Delete What?", and the character the cursor is positioned under is displayed in reverse image. ΠThe operator positions the cursor at the second end point of the text to be deleted. This may be done in a variety of ways and can be on a different screen of data from the first end point. ΠThe operator presses the Enter key. The text between the two end points is deleted. To provide this function as part of a multi-processor system of the figure presented a problem.