Are "embellishments" really desirable right now?

Are "embellishments" really desirable right now?

Are "embellishments" really desirable right now?

Tom Hastings hastings at cp10.es.xerox.com
Fri Nov 22 18:11:54 EST 1996


I agree, lets avoid ratholes.


Looks like we should probably avoid adding an emplishments attribute
as a separate job attribute right now.


Bob is happy with the four values for number-up and making it a
type3Enum: "none", "1", "2", and "4".  Bob wrote:


>I agree with Tom that if the values of number-up are really an enum with
values >of none, 1, 2, 4, then 'none' means normal printing and 1, 2 and 4 mean 
>default embellishments with 1, 2 or 4 pages per impression.  
>The embellishments attribute is an extra if we believe that printers 
>support multiple embellishments.




Anyone objection out there if we don't add an emblishments job attribute 
for version 1.0?


Tom








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>Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 14:16:00 PST
>From: jkm at underscore.com (JK Martin)
>To: ipp at pwg.org
>Subject: Are "embellishments" really desirable right now?
>Sender: ipp-owner at pwg.org
>
>Bob Herriot wrote:
>
>> I agree with Tom that if the values of number-up are really an enum
>> with values of none, 1, 2, 4, then 'none' means normal printing and 1,
>> 2 and 4 mean default embellishments with 1, 2 or 4 pages per
>> impression.  The embellishments attribute is an extra if we believe
>> that printers support multiple embellishments.
>
>This whole area of "embellishments" (aka formatting styles) is somewhat
>getting away from the "protocol" aspects of IPP, is it not?
>
>I mean, what we're talking about here is an entire domain of how
>a job can be formatted independent of content and/or data type.
>
>This can be a *real* rathole...unless we can specify clearly usable
>extensibility, preferably by example.
>
>If we're not careful, the whole issue of watermarks and generic forms
>processing could loom its head, and if that happens, we'd better be
>able to respond.
>
>	...jay
>
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