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Assignment of an Alternate Recipient for a Distribution

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099842D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Williams, ML: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document Interchange Architecture (DIA) Services whereby an enterprise can specify and identify mail distributions which are permitted to be delivered to a recipient which is different than the intended recipient of the distribution. An enterprise may wish to allow the originator to specify an alternate recipient if the attributes specified by the originator for the intended recipient are not matched by the recipient of the destination enterprise. Currently, no mechanism exists in DIA whereby the originator of a distribution can specify the alternate recipient when the destination enterprise can not resolve all attributes for a recipient.

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Assignment of an Alternate Recipient for a Distribution

       This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) Services whereby  an enterprise can
specify and identify mail distributions which are permitted to be
delivered to a recipient which is different than the intended
recipient of the distribution. An enterprise may wish to allow the
originator to specify an alternate recipient if the attributes
specified by the originator for the intended recipient are not
matched by the recipient of the destination enterprise. Currently, no
mechanism exists in DIA whereby the originator of a distribution can
specify the alternate recipient when the destination enterprise can
not resolve all attributes for a recipient.

      The ATTRIBUTE-LIST operand of the REQUEST-DISTRIBUTION command
is currently used by a requester to specify the characteristics of a
distribution. Enterprises can interchange information specifying an
alternate recipient when the distribution can not be delivered to the
intended recipient by providing a self-defining field within the
ATTRIBUTE-LIST operand which can contain the address of an alternate
recipient.

      This mechanism permits an enterprise which is the destination
of a distribution to redirect a distribution when the enterprise can
not deliver the distribution to the recipient as specified by the
originator. Originators of a distribution could knowingly or
unknowingly specify incomplete attributes...