Generalized Protocol Boundary for DOCUMENT Interchange
Original Publication Date: 1986-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
The protocol boundary is described in terms of a set of functions and verbs that request Document Interchange (DIA) to perform services. The description is presented from the application or transaction programmer's view of the DIA protocol boundary. The verbs (for a given function) provide a semantic definition of the way application transaction programs interact with the DIA services. The definition utilizes a syntax to facilitate its description. The products do not have to provide an interface that exactly matches this syntax. However, they must support the semantics of the definition. An overview of the DIA verbs in terms of their functions is first described. These verbs can be classified into four distinct functions. 1.