Automatic Retry in Pc-Host Processing
Original Publication Date: 1989-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
This article describes a method used in the Professional Work Manager (PWM) to compensate for the different processing characteristics of the Host and a PC or PS2 workstation connected to it during automated interaction between these two processors. PWM provides a command facility that allows its users to create procedures call Activities. These Activities have the ability to interact with a Host system or application on behalf of the user. An Exception is an unexpected event that inhibits the continuation of an Activity's execution. It is often important in the execution of a PWM Activity to look for a unique character string that provides assurance by its presence that all is going according to plan. The Search command is used to look in the Host's presentation space (a buffer area used to hold the Host screen image).