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Calendar Event Conflict Distinction

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034540D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Melkus, LA Murray, DF [+details]

Abstract

This article will describe a way to distinguish between events that conflict with each other and events that appear to conflict, but in fact do not. Some electronic calendars today divide the day into time slots based on a time interval and show the daily events as covering one or more of these time slots. These calendars can only show a single event and its description even if more than one event occurs in a time slot. These calendars may or may not show when there is a conflict between two or more events. In those calendars that do show conflicts, they do not make a distinction between a real conflict (2 or more events occurring at the same time) and 2 or more events within the same time slot, but not in conflict with each other.