Panel Message Presentation Mechanism
Original Publication Date: 1989-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
A message presentation mechanism determines the set of messages to be displayed at a particular time, collates the messages into the appropriate order, and displays the messages in a scrollable subsection of the current panel. Messages resulting from the user's interaction with the panel are separated into two classes: Transient messages: These messages apply only to a single panel interaction and will be removed as soon as the next interaction begins. They represent (Image Omitted) conditions that must be corrected before the system can attempt the requested action. Application messages: These messages apply to an application specified function (which may span multiple screen actions) and will not be removed until the the condition is reported as a transient message and the application message queue is NOT cleared.