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Allowing an Alternate Recipient to Receive a Distribution

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099844D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 41K

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 a distribution to be delivered to an alternate recipient when attributes specified by the originator for the recipient are not matched by a recipient of the destination enterprise. Currently, no mechanism exists in DIA whereby the originator of a distribution can specify that the distribution may be received by an alternate recipient when the destination enterprise can not resolve all attributes for a recipient.

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Allowing an Alternate Recipient to Receive 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 a
distribution to be delivered to an alternate recipient when
attributes specified by the originator for the recipient are not
matched by a recipient of the destination enterprise. Currently, no
mechanism exists in DIA whereby the originator of a distribution can
specify that the  distribution may be received by an 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 regarding
whether an alternate recipient is permitted when the distribution can
not be delivered to the  intended recipient by providing a
self-defining field within the ATTRIBUTE-LIST operand which can
ascertain a value which represents that the originator of the
distribution requests an alternate recipient when the distribution
can not be delivered to the intended recipient.

      This mechanism permits an enterprise which is the destination
of a distribution to redirect a distribution w...