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Response Required Data Structure for Information Interchange in an Office Network

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038359D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
McInroy, JW Scully, KJ Singh, HS [+details]

Abstract

A data structure is described that provides a common way for applications to: (1) specify that an operator initiated response to a meeting notice is required, (2) interchange and process the response required indicator, (3) create, change or delete the response required structure from a remote terminal or system using communications protocol, (4) use the response indicator to determine if this item needs to be looked at by a receiving individual or system, and (5) support an automatic response from individuals invited to a meeting. This structure provides fields for like or unlike calendar products to interchange a response indicator. The response indicator indicates that a response from an operator is required for an invitation to a meeting.