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Cancel a Folder Document Only From the Inbasket

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121875D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kasiraj, C: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method of cancelling a subset of a folder that exists in the user's inbasket. In an electronic mail system, folders may be distributed as well as simple mail items, such as notes, messages, or documents. A folder can be viewed as an aggregate or encasement of multiple simple entities and contains within it the the rules describing the relationships among the entities that it contains. When a Folder is distributed in a network, it must be maintained as an aggregate. It must carry with it not only the objects that it contains but the properties and relationships that exist among them as well. It is treated as a single distribution object in the mail system rather than multiple simple distributions.

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Cancel a Folder Document Only From the Inbasket

      This article describes a method of cancelling a subset of
a folder that exists in the user's inbasket. In an electronic mail
system, folders may be distributed as well as simple mail items, such
as notes, messages, or documents. A folder can be viewed as an
aggregate or encasement of multiple simple entities and contains
within it the the rules describing the relationships among the
entities that it contains.  When a Folder is distributed in a
network, it must be maintained as an aggregate. It must carry with it
not only the objects that it contains but the properties and
relationships that exist among them as well. It is treated as a
single distribution object in the mail system rather than multiple
simple distributions.

      This article describes a method by which a folder document
itself is cancelled rather than the Entire Folder distribution. In
this article, the folder document is defined to be that portion of a
folder which contains the entity and relationship information.  The
notion of cancelling a folder document has the effect of removing a
level of a potentially multi-level distribution aggregate. This
function may be needed by a recipient when the effect of keeping the
entities bound by the folder relationship is no longer desired.

      Since a folder document exists for each folder, the scope of
this function is on a single folder aggregate. There is no concern
for name conflict since each element of a folder contains a unique
internal unique identifier as well as a user-specified name.
Consequently, though the user-specified names m...