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Specifying the Expiration Date of a Distribution

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099817D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Williams, ML: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document Interchange Architecture (DIA) mail distributions whereby an originator can convey the date and time at which the originator considers a distribution to be invalid. No mechanism currently exists in DIA whereby an originator of a distribution can specify the date and time at which the originator considers the distribution to be invalid.

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Specifying the Expiration Date of a Distribution

       This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) mail distributions whereby an
originator can convey the date and time at which the originator
considers a distribution to be invalid. No mechanism currently exists
in DIA whereby an originator of a distribution can specify the date
and time at which the originator considers the distribution to be
invalid.

      By providing a self-defining operand on the
REQUEST-DISTRIBUTION command which contains the date and time at
which the requester of the distribution (originator) considers the
distribution to be invalid, an enterprise can notify a recipient of
this expiration date and time.  The creation of this self-defining
operand permits the recipient to be aware of the date and time at
which the distribution can be considered expired and permits the
recipient's enterprise to automatically alert the recipient as to the
status of a distribution.