Framework for managing document objects stored on a network

  • US 7,139,974 B1
  • Filed: 03/06/2002
  • Issued: 11/21/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/07/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for providing a framework for document objects located on a network, the method comprising:

  • creating one or more link directories for storing link relationships between document objects located on the network, wherein the one or more link relationships are separate from the document objects;

    creating a link relationship between a first document object located on the network and a second document object located on the network;

    assigning attributes describing the link relationship, wherein the attributes or references to the attributes are stored with the link relationship;

    using a unique identifier to retrieve the link relationships, wherein unique identifiers indicate locations of document objects on the network; and

    presenting the link relationship with one or more of the attributes describing the link relationship.

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