What means /A /B /C at the end of the image download links

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chris199
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What means /A /B /C at the end of the image download links

Post by chris199 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:59 pm

Hello.
I've found some documents, which have /A /B /C at the end of their image download-links. I already looked at the documentation, but I wasn't able to find something about this.
For example for this document: US 4045292 A1

The returned xml contains this data

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            <ops:document-instance system="ops.epo.org" number-of-pages="1" desc="FullDocument" link="published-data/images/US/4045292/X6/fullimage">
                <ops:document-format-options>
                    <ops:document-format>application/pdf</ops:document-format>
                    <ops:document-format>application/tiff</ops:document-format>
                </ops:document-format-options>
            </ops:document-instance>
            <ops:document-instance system="ops.epo.org" number-of-pages="1" desc="FullDocument" link="published-data/images/US/4045292/X6/fullimage/A">
                <ops:document-format-options>
                    <ops:document-format>application/pdf</ops:document-format>
                    <ops:document-format>application/tiff</ops:document-format>
                </ops:document-format-options>
            </ops:document-instance>
            <ops:document-instance system="ops.epo.org" number-of-pages="1" desc="FullDocument" link="published-data/images/US/4045292/X6/fullimage/B">
                <ops:document-format-options>
                    <ops:document-format>application/pdf</ops:document-format>
                    <ops:document-format>application/tiff</ops:document-format>
                </ops:document-format-options>
            </ops:document-instance>
            <ops:document-instance system="ops.epo.org" number-of-pages="1" desc="FullDocument" link="published-data/images/US/4045292/X6/fullimage/C">
                <ops:document-format-options>
                    <ops:document-format>application/pdf</ops:document-format>
                    <ops:document-format>application/tiff</ops:document-format>
                </ops:document-format-options>
            </ops:document-instance>
It seems that all these X-Document images are the same.
So some explanation would be nice.


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Re: What means /A /B /C at the end of the image download links

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:45 pm

Hi

X are corrections and it looks there were 3 different correction documents for tis case (A, B and C)

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chris199
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Re: What means /A /B /C at the end of the image download links

Post by chris199 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:51 pm

Thanks for the response.
Does this mean that /A, /B etc. at the end always means that there is some sort of correction?

For example for this WO

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            <ops:document-instance system="ops.epo.org" number-of-pages="2" desc="FullDocument" link="published-data/images/WO/9206003/A1/fullimage/A">
                <ops:document-format-options>
                    <ops:document-format>application/pdf</ops:document-format>
                    <ops:document-format>application/tiff</ops:document-format>
                </ops:document-format-options>
                <ops:document-section name="ABSTRACT" start-page="1"/>
                <ops:document-section name="AMENDMENT" start-page="1"/>
                <ops:document-section name="BIBLIOGRAPHY" start-page="1"/>
            </ops:document-instance>
            <ops:document-instance system="ops.epo.org" number-of-pages="34" desc="FullDocument" link="published-data/images/WO/9206003/A1/fullimage">
                <ops:document-format-options>
                    <ops:document-format>application/pdf</ops:document-format>
                    <ops:document-format>application/tiff</ops:document-format>
                </ops:document-format-options>
                <ops:document-section name="ABSTRACT" start-page="1"/>
                <ops:document-section name="BIBLIOGRAPHY" start-page="1"/>
                <ops:document-section name="CLAIMS" start-page="18"/>
                <ops:document-section name="DESCRIPTION" start-page="3"/>
                <ops:document-section name="DRAWINGS" start-page="26"/>
                <ops:document-section name="SEARCH_REPORT" start-page="32"/>
            </ops:document-instance>
So this means there was a correction for this document?


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Re: What means /A /B /C at the end of the image download links

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:29 pm

No, my remark was only for X6 US documents. Otherwise A, B or C or others can be a kind code indication,

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