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Entry TIME Stamp Data Interchange Structure

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038375D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 3 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Scully, KJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A data structure is described that provides a common way for applications to: (1) interchange and process the time stamp structure associated with calendar entries and calendar structures, (2) create, change or delete the time stamp from a remote terminal or system using communications protocol, (3) support applying a time stamp selectively to individuals in a list, (4) determine the network address for the individual who changed the entry, and (5) apply a time stamp selectively to separate entries in a calendar. This structure provides fields for like and unlike calendar products to interchange and to remotely create/change the time stamp for a calendar entry or structure. It contains a time zone indicator, creation/change date, creation/change time and the network address where the change originated.

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Entry TIME Stamp Data Interchange Structure

A data structure is described that provides a common way for applications to: (1) interchange and process the time stamp structure associated with calendar entries and calendar structures,
(2) create, change or delete the time stamp from a remote terminal or system using communications protocol, (3) support applying a time stamp selectively to individuals in a list, (4) determine the network address for the individual who changed the entry, and (5) apply a time stamp selectively to separate entries in a calendar. This structure provides fields for like and unlike calendar products to interchange and to remotely create/change the time stamp for a calendar entry or structure. It contains a time zone indicator, creation/change date, creation/change time and the network address where the change originated. The time stamp is configured in a common way to allow accessing the time stamp information with an algorithm to either change, display or to just use the information to guide the applications processing (sort by creation time and date, for example). In addition to interchange support, the structure, in conjunction with communications commands, provides support to allow a user remote access and update capabilities to alter the time stamp for an associated structure. If an entry or structure is created, changed or deleted by someone with calendar access authority, the network address for the individual is stored as part of the time stamp. A protocol to interchange information for time management between and users in an office environment having a variety of interconnected computer systems is described on pages 3345-3357. The table below shows the syntax of the time stamp data st...