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Conveying the Importance of a Distribution

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100023D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 27K

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 of a distribution can convey to a recipient information regarding the relative importance that the originator associates to a distribution.

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Conveying the Importance of a Distribution

       This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) mail distributions whereby an
originator of a distribution can convey to a recipient information
regarding the relative importance that the originator associates to a
distribution.

      No mechanism currently exists in DIA whereby an originator of a
distribution can notify the recipient as to the importance that the
originator has associated to the distribution. By providing a self-
defining operand which identifies the relative importance of a
distributed document(s) on the REQUEST-DISTRIBUTION command an
enterprise, upon receiving the command, could convey the information
to the recipient as to the importance that the originator has
assigned to the document.

      The creation of a self-defining operand permits enterprises to
convey to the recipients of distribution the relative importance of
the distribution as specified by the originator of the distribution.
This benefits the recipient since it allows the recipient to obtain
or view only the distributions which are of high importance.