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Naming Objects with Relationships in a Graphical User Interface

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117887D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Larner, IP Murphy, AS [+details]

Abstract

Today's Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) make use of 'folder' to represent containment relationships between objects. A folder object can be opened into a window view of its contents. The contents of a folder have a relationship to the folder - that is they are 'members of'. Normally, it is not necessary to describe this type of relationship as the interface assumes the user understands this is the default.