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DATE and TIME Data Structure for Information Interchange in an Office Network

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038377D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 3 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Scully, KJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A data structure is described that allows applications to: (1) interchange Date and Time, (2) update the Date and Time from a remote terminal or system, (3) apply Date(s), Time(s), Time Zone and Daylight Savings Indication to Calendar Entries and Calendar commands. A protocol to interchange information for time management between end user in an office environment having a variety of interconnected computer systems is described on pages 3345-3357. The Date and Time Structure is part of the Calendar Object Content Architecture (COCA), and supports calendar applications interchange and calendar remote update. The Date and Time Structure specifies date(s), time(s), time zone and a daylight savings indicator for use with calendar applications. It supports specification of each of these items in a common way to support interchange.

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DATE and TIME Data Structure for Information Interchange in an Office Network

A data structure is described that allows applications to: (1) interchange Date and Time, (2) update the Date and Time from a remote terminal or system, (3) apply Date(s), Time(s), Time Zone and Daylight Savings Indication to Calendar Entries and Calendar commands. A protocol to interchange information for time management between end user in an office environment having a variety of interconnected computer systems is described on pages 3345-3357. The Date and Time Structure is part of the Calendar Object Content Architecture (COCA), and supports calendar applications interchange and calendar remote update. The Date and Time Structure specifies date(s), time(s), time zone and a daylight savings indicator for use with calendar applications. It supports specification of each of these items in a common way to support interchange. It also provides a way to apply these parameters to calendar entries and to other calendar structures. The Date and Time Structure is designed for use with Document Interchange Architecture (DIA) commands to support remote update to calendar entries from a remote system or terminal.

Table 1 shows the syntax for the Date and Time (DTT) data structure employed in the above-mentioned protocol. DAYLIGHT SAVINGS INDICATOR - Specifies Daylight Savings Time is active. This parameter, in conjunction with the Time Zone, identifies the time zone and allows the correct time zone...