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

  • US 10,904,178 B1
  • Filed: 04/02/2018
  • Issued: 01/26/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/09/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:

  • allowing creation of and access to 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 portable device to;

    display an instant messaging interface of the instant messaging application 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 interface, an indication of a selection on the first menu item with corresponding first text,based on the receipt, via the instant messaging interface, 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 includes a first uniform resource identifier (URI) and 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 interface, at least one first image that is automatically identified based on the first attachment request,receive, via the instant messaging interface, an indication of a selection on the second menu item with corresponding second text,based on the receipt, via the instant messaging interface, 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 includes a second uniform resource identifier (URI) and 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 interface, 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.

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