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Method for Detection and Report of Typos when Filing Objects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111552D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

E-mail users save notes in note logs by requesting to "file" the note, and then they answer a system prompt by typing in the name of the note log into which they want the note filed. If they accidentally type the name wrong, the system files it into a log using the name the user typed, and the file is removed from the inbasket. In all cases, the note was improperly saved. When the users aren't aware (in most cases) that they made an error in typing the name, retrieving the note is difficult.

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Method for Detection and Report of Typos when Filing Objects

      E-mail users save notes in note logs by requesting to "file"
the note, and then they answer a system prompt by typing in the name
of the note log into which they want the note filed.  If they
accidentally type the name wrong, the system files it into a log
using the name the user typed, and the file is removed from the
inbasket.  In all cases, the note was improperly saved.  When the
users aren't aware (in most cases) that they made an error in typing
the name, retrieving the note is difficult.

      For example, a user views a note and presses the file PF key.
The system prompts the user for the name of the log into which this
note is to be filed.  This is a BRAZOS note, so the user types BRAZPS
and files the note, not realizing that BRAZOS was mistyped.  Later
the user goes to the BRAZOS note log to look at the note again, but
it isn't there.  The user doesn't know to look in a BRAZPS log.

      The user needs some help from the system to alleviate this
problem.

      This system, demonstrated with a specific example, should be
considered in a broad sense.  There exist many embodiments where a
name is specified for the purpose of filing, and a user may be warned
if a suspect typo is detected.

      This system provides a syntax check on repository object names
whenever a storage specification is specified.  When the name of a
storage specification is reasonably close (as pre...