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Panel Message Presentation Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034990D
Original Publication Date: 1989-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 66K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Beck, JR: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A message presentation mechanism determines the set of messages to be displayed at a particular time, collates the messages into the appropriate order, and displays the messages in a scrollable subsection of the current panel. Messages resulting from the user's interaction with the panel are separated into two classes: Transient messages: These messages apply only to a single panel interaction and will be removed as soon as the next interaction begins. They represent (Image Omitted) conditions that must be corrected before the system can attempt the requested action. Application messages: These messages apply to an application specified function (which may span multiple screen actions) and will not be removed until the the condition is reported as a transient message and the application message queue is NOT cleared.

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Panel Message Presentation Mechanism

A message presentation mechanism determines the set of messages to be displayed at a particular time, collates the messages into the appropriate order, and displays the messages in a scrollable subsection of the current panel. Messages resulting from the user's interaction with the panel are separated into two classes: Transient messages: These messages apply only to a single panel interaction and will be removed as soon as the next interaction begins. They represent

(Image Omitted)

conditions that must be corrected before the system can attempt the requested action. Application messages: These messages apply to an application specified function (which may span multiple screen actions) and will not be removed until the the condition is reported as a transient message and the application message queue is NOT cleared. See Fig. 4. The panel is redisplayed with the transient

message displayed first, and the application messages

still available by scrolling forward. See Fig. 5.

The user scrolls the message queue forward so that

he can see and request help for the original message.

Neither the transient or application queue are cleared

for a scroll operation. See Fig. 6.

The user selects another menu option (also assigned to cause

command submission), and presses enter. The transient

message queue is cleared as well as the application

message queue. The command finishes without error or

completion notification, so the panel is redis...