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Representation of Hierarchical Relationships of Address Book Objects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109767D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Brininstool, CD: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method to represent address book distribution lists and their contents that enhances usability and performance. (Image Omitted)

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Representation of Hierarchical Relationships of Address Book Objects

       This article describes a method to represent address book
distribution lists and their contents that enhances usability and
performance.

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      For the following, it is important for the reader to understand
that an address book distribution list is a grouping of people, nick
names, and other distribution lists in the address book.  The fact
that other distribution lists can be found in a distribution list
requires a technique for the user to view the contents of a
distribution list and the contents of the distribution list within a
distribution list.

      It is also important for the reader to understand how an iconic
graphical representation of hierarchical information would be viewed
and acted upon by an end-user.  Each distribution list has an iconic
representation that can be acted upon to display the contents of the
distribution list below the distribution list's representation.

      The solution is to use an iconic hierarchical representation to
display the distribution lists and their contents.  This method will
allow the viewing of the distribution list and its contents within a
single window.

      It is important to note that the capabilities of the existing
art are still available and may be appropriate to use within the
context of this extension to the art.

      Implementation of th...