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List All Documents in a Staple That is in the In-Basket

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100511D
Original Publication Date: 1990-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kasiraj, C: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method of listing the documents in an in-basket which may be aggregates having a staple relationship.

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List All Documents in a Staple That is in the In-Basket

       This article describes a method of listing the documents
in an in-basket which may be aggregates having a staple relationship.

      Each new mail entry in a user's in-basket represents a single
distribution to that user.  A given distribution may contain a single
document or may contain multiple documents that were identified by
the source to have a staple relationship.

      This method describes a protocol for an application to list
details for a particular in-basket item both as an aggregate or as
individual entities comprising the aggregate bound by a staple
relationship.

      This is accomplished by providing an option to the application
that it specifies when listing the details of the Staple Distribution
to return the list of the individual elements contained within it.
The information returned includes a specification of each of the
stapled elements, and relative key information that could be used by
subsequent functions wishing to operate on specific individual
elements of the stapled distribution rather than on the entire
distribution as a whole.  An individual element may be a single
document or an aggregate such as a Staple or Folder.

      This method allows the sender of multiple documents in an
electronic environment to specify a relationship between the
documents and for the preservation of that relationship at the
destination.  In so doing, the recipient will see th...