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Document Interchange Architecture

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000068102D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Mills, DR Robinson, GW Schick, T [+details]

Abstract

An architecture which provides a common application-to-application protocol for controlling the movement and processing of information and documents in an electronic system is embodied in a Document Interchange Unit (DIU). A DIU is divided into major fields. The major fields always include a Prefix field and a Command Sequence field, consisting of one or more Commands. A DIU may also include a major field having one or more Data Units and a major field having one or more Document Units.