Methods, systems, and computer program products for processing a request for a resource in a communication

  • US 10,212,112 B1
  • Filed: 04/02/2018
  • Issued: 02/19/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/09/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:

  • creating at least a portion of an instant messaging application that is configured to cooperate with an apparatus, the instant messaging application, when executed, configured to cause a device to;

    display an instant messaging window including;

    a text entry user interface element for receiving entered text, anda plurality of user interface elements for causing attachment requests to be sent that are valid according to a criterion schema defining at least one of a format or a vocabulary, the plurality of user interface elements including;

    a first menu item with corresponding first text, anda second menu item with corresponding second text,receive, via the instant messaging window, an indication of a selection on the first menu item with corresponding first text,based on the receipt, via the instant messaging window, of the indication of the selection on the first menu item with corresponding first text;

    send, to the apparatus and with a communicant identifier associated with a user of the instant messaging application, a first attachment request that is valid according to the criterion schema defining at least one of the format or the vocabulary,after sending, to the apparatus and with the communicant identifier associated with the user of the instant messaging application, the first attachment request that is valid according to the criterion schema defining at least one of the format or the vocabulary;

    receive, from the apparatus and with the communicant identifier associated with the user of the instant messaging application, a first response,in response to the receipt, from the apparatus and with the communicant identifier associated with the user of the instant messaging application, of the first response;

    display, via the instant messaging window, at least one first image that is automatically identified based on the first attachment request,receive, via the instant messaging window, an indication of a selection on the second menu item with corresponding second text,based on the receipt, via the instant messaging window, of the indication of the selection on the second menu item with corresponding second text;

    send, to the apparatus and with the communicant identifier associated with the user of the instant messaging application, a second attachment request that is valid according to the criterion schema defining at least one of the format or the vocabulary,after sending, to the apparatus and with the communicant identifier associated with the user of the instant messaging application, the second attachment request that is valid according to the criterion schema defining at least one of the format or the vocabulary;

    receive, from the apparatus and with the communicant identifier associated with the user of the instant messaging application, a second response, andin response to the receipt, from the apparatus and with the communicant identifier associated with the user of the instant messaging application, of the second response;

    display, via the instant messaging window, at least one second image that is automatically identified based on the second attachment request; and

    causing storage of the at least portion of the instant messaging application;

    wherein the at least portion of the instant messaging application is configured such that the instant messaging window simultaneously displays at least a portion of multiple menus each with one or more images and multiple menu items for, in response to a selection on at least one of the multiple menu items of at least one of the multiple menus, causing receipt, via a network, of at least one additional menu including one or more additional images and at least one additional menu item for a display of at least a portion thereof via the instant messaging window so as to be capable of being simultaneously displayed with at least a portion of the at least one of the multiple menu items of the at least one of the multiple menus, for, in response to a selection on the at least one additional menu item, causing receipt, via the network, of content for a display of at least a portion thereof via the instant messaging window so as to be capable of being simultaneously displayed with at least a portion of the at least one additional menu item.

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