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Identifying an Acknowledgement Mode for a Confirmation of Delivery

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000101418D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Williams, ML: AUTHOR

Abstract

An originator of a distribution may request that confirmation status be sent to the originator upon delivery of the distribution. A recipient may have automated the application receiving the distribution. This article describes a method in IBM's Document Interchange Architecture (DIA) in which an originator can differentiate if the confirmation status was initiated by the recipient or by the recipient's service.

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Identifying an Acknowledgement Mode for a Confirmation of Delivery

       An originator of a distribution may request that
confirmation status be sent to the originator upon delivery of the
distribution. A recipient may have automated the application
receiving the distribution.  This article describes a method in IBM's
Document Interchange Architecture (DIA) in which an originator can
differentiate if the confirmation status was initiated by the
recipient or by the recipient's service.

      In IBM's Document Interchange Architecture a Confirmation of
Delivery can be initiated by the recipient acting on the
distribution, by the recipient's service acting on the distribution,
by another individual acting on-behalf of the recipient, or by
another individual's service acting on behalf of the recipient. The
Confirmation of Delivery Log Status Document currently contains
information regarding the characteristics of a delivered
distribution. By providing a self- defining field within the
Confirmation of Delivery  Log Status Document which can articulate
values to represent one of the following conditions: a recipient
acting on the distribution; a recipient's service acting on the
distribution; another individual acting on behalf of the recipient;
and another individual's service acting on behalf of the recipient
distribution.