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An Auto Action Sensitive Transform Engine

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107217D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This article describes a document content transform mechanism that is sensitive to mail filtration procedures.

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An Auto Action Sensitive Transform Engine

      This article describes a document content transform mechanism
that is sensitive to mail filtration procedures.

      Current mail filtration mechanisms have the capability of
automatically forwarding, deleting, etc., a distribution after it is
received by the recipient's node. Unfortunately, an intervening
transform engine can perform an unnecessary transform because the
document may be subsequently discarded or forwarded to a recipient
with differing transform requirements.

      A method is established where auto-actions of a mail filtration
service are registered with a transform engine. The registration
takes the form of a table which specifies which auto-actions have
relevancy to transforms (e.g., auto-discard or auto-forward). This
table is updated via a network protocol or by having the transform
service co-resident with the mail filtration service. The auto-action
table is evaluated upon distribution reception for relevancy to the
transform. An appropriate transform is performed if the distribution
is auto-forwarded to a recipient other than the addressed recipient.
No transform is performed when an item is ultimately discarded. These
actions determine how a transform should be performed, if at all.
This method prevents unnecessary transforms.

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