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7.2. DIALogue prototype structure

7.2.1. Access to DIALogue home page

The DIALogue facilities are located at http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/special/dialogue/ and are also linked from the Project DIAL home page.

All DIALogue users are allocated a unique Username and Password, use of which are required in order to access the DIALogue home page, which is then personalised for the user as shown below.

Start of DIALogue home page - http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/special/dialogue/

7.2.2. Steps in using DIALogue facilities

The DIALogue home page leads the user through the following steps: The selection of recipients of messages is by a series of check-boxes which allow users to select all recipients in a particular category, or only some of them, as illustrated below.

Part of the selection options for messages to DIALogue Panelists

Messages are then composed and sent using a form also located on the DIALogue home page.

A portion of the composition screen - http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/special/dialogue/index.cgi#2

A `Send' button is used to dispatch the message once it is completed. A confirmation copy of the message is then sent to the user's normal e-mail address. To the recipient of the message, it will appear as if it has come from the user's normal e-mail address (see below for qualifications concerning the DIALogue Discussion List and LAW-DEV). After sending the message, the user is given the option to return to the DIALogue page or the DIAL home page.

7.2.3. DIALogue User Guide

The User Guide is at http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/special/dialogue/dialogue_user.html

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