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Specifying a Grade of Delivery for a Distribution Object

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000101438D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Williams, ML: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document Interchange Architecture (DIA) Mail Services whereby an originator of a distribution can specify and convey to a recipient information regarding the relative urgency to which the originator has associated a distribution.

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Specifying a Grade of Delivery for a Distribution Object

       This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) Mail Services whereby  an originator
of a distribution can specify and convey to a recipient information
regarding the relative urgency to which the originator has associated
a distribution.

      An originator of a distribution may wish to notify enterprises
which possess the capability of distributing distributions upon a
prioritized basis that the distribution should be delivered according
to the normal, urgent or non-urgent priorities as assigned by the
originating enterprise. Furthermore, a recipient may wish to retrieve
distribution entries upon the basis of the originator's assigned
priority of the distribution object.

      In IBM's DIA, distributions are assigned a priority through the
use of the ATTRIBUTE-LIST operand which is used on the
REQUEST-DISTRIBUTION command. The creation of a self-defining field
within the ATTRIBUTE-LIST operand to represent the originator's
requested priority permits enterprises to interchange information
about the relative priority of a distribution. This mechanism permits
enterprises to retrieve and store distributions on the basis of a
distribution's priority level being specified as normal, urgent or
non-urgent.