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Confirmation Log Entry for Stapled Document

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100458D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Heyen, JG: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method of handling confirmation for distributions which may be aggregates having a staple relationship.

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Confirmation Log Entry for Stapled Document

       This article describes a method of handling confirmation
for distributions which may be aggregates having a staple
relationship.

      A method exists whereby a sender of a single document can
request that confirmation be returned when some action is taken by
the intended recipient.

      This method describes a protocol for supporting confirmation
when the distribution is an aggregate consisting of multiple
documents that are bound by a staple relationship.  This method
permits confirmation to be requested at either the element or the
aggregate levels. Element-Level Confirmation

      When confirmation is requested at an element level, each
element within the aggregate is entered into the confirmation log by
the originating mail server.  The log entry denotes that the
distribution is an aggregate bound by a staple relationship and
contains a description of each individual element as well as the type
of confirmation that was requested.

      The distribution contains an indicator requesting the type of
confirmation being requested, i.e., element-level confirmation. The
destination server sends the confirmation when such action is taken
on either the entire aggregate or on each individual element
comprising the aggregate, identifying both the aggregate and the
individual element(s) within the aggregate on which the action was
taken.

      The Originating Server, on receiving the element status,
updates the Confirmation Log indicating the appropriate action taken
on the specified element(s).

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