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A method for handling typing errors in Instant Messaging sessions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000030469D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Aug-17
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Aug-17

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Instant Messaging allows users to communicate in "real time". The nature of this type of communication makes it possible for users to send messages with typing mistakes (users don't spell check before sending, as when using e-mail). Currently, if users want to correct a typographical error, they must send a new message that mentions the one in error and shows the correct wording or spelling. Disclosed is a method to handle typing errors so that corrections appear "in place" in the session log.