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Specifying a Reply by Time for a Distribution

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Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 25K

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 to a recipient information regarding at what particular date and time a reply is requested from the recipient.

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Specifying a Reply by Time for a Distribution

       This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) mail distributions whereby an
originator can convey to a recipient information regarding at what
particular date and time a reply is requested from the recipient.

      No mechanism currently exists in DIA whereby an originator of a
current distribution can specify the date and time by which a reply
should be sent for the current distribution. By providing a
self-defining operand on the REQUEST-DISTRIBUTION command which
contains the date and time by which the requester of the distribution
requests a reply, an enterprise upon receiving the command could
convey the information to the recipient.

      The creation of this self-defining operand permits the
recipient to be aware of the date and time by which a reply should be
sent to the distribution and permits the recipient's enterprises to
automatically alert the recipient as to when a reply should be issued
to the originator of a distribution.