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Print Intervention/Notification Mechanism for Operator/User

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111734D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Duvall, K: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

In a distributed print environment, specifically PSF, a facility is required for simulated operator-specified intervention or re-direction of a message indicating intervention or action required.

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Print Intervention/Notification Mechanism for Operator/User

      In a distributed print environment, specifically PSF, a
facility is required for simulated operator-specified intervention or
re-direction of a message indicating intervention or action required.

      A simulated mouse click (three buttons assumed) based upon a
message identifier providing an 'operator-specified' notification
sequence.

      A facility is defined which determines an active message
location and, based upon the message identifier, determines the type
of simulated mouse click required to process the action requested in
the message.  The simulation of left, middle, and right mouse button
action requests definitionally corresponds to CUA-91 descriptions for
operator actions.

      A left button sequence, based upon the message identifier for
'intervention required', precipitates one or more actions, based upon
a script definition which maps the message identifer to a desired
action.

      The script is human and in machine-readable form, so that
operator actions may be user-customized in real time.  A left button
simulation provides 'OK, retry, abort, yes, cancel, or enter'.  A
middle button simulation provides 'retry'.  A right button simulation
provides 'ignore'.

      A mechanism which provides a means of automatically simulating
user or operator actions via a message identifier to a mouse button
cross-reference table which is user-customizable was thus created...