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Generic Message Toolkit for Retrieving and Building MEssages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111430D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 66K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Wright, BJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a generic message toolkit for retrieving messages from platform specific message files and inserting variable substitution data into the body of a message. The underlying code for the generic message toolkit uses platform specific message file support for message retrieval and substitution.

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Generic Message Toolkit for Retrieving and Building MEssages

      Disclosed is a generic message toolkit for retrieving messages
from platform specific message files and inserting variable
substitution data into the body of a message.  The underlying code
for the generic message toolkit uses platform specific message file
support for message retrieval and substitution.

      The generic message toolkit is a set of application programming
interfaces (API) used by an application to retrieve and build
messages for display.  The generic message toolkit API set is the
same on each platform.  For example, the generic toolkit API name and
parameters for retrieving a message are identical for the OS/2*
platform, the AIX* platform and the Windows** platform.

      The underlying code for the generic message toolkit API set
uses specific message file support for retrieving messages from
message files and substituting variable substitution data into
messages.  Each platform provides different APIs to retrieve and
build messages.  For example, OS/2 has DosGetMessage and
DosInsMessage to retrieve and build messages.  Because each platform
provides different APIs to retrieve and build messages, a generic
message toolkit module exists for each platform.

      The generic message toolkit provides the following functions
for retrieving and building messages from message files:

*  Create message
*  Put values into message
*  Get message

      The Create Mess...