IPP> RE: Printer Instance Creation/Installation

IPP> RE: Printer Instance Creation/Installation

IPP> RE: Printer Instance Creation/Installation

Babak Jahromi babakj at MICROSOFT.com
Tue Dec 17 20:46:37 EST 1996


I agree with you entirely. The two tasks of "printing over HTTP" and
"Browsing/installing of IPP printers" should be kept separate.  The apps
should not have to care they are printing to an IPP printer. 


Babak


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>From: 	robert.herriot at Eng.Sun.COM[SMTP:robert.herriot at Eng.Sun.COM]
>Sent: 	Tuesday, December 17, 1996 5:25 PM
>To: 	IPP at pwg.org
>Subject: 	Re: IPP> RE: Printer Instance Creation/Installation
>
>After reading Peter Zehler's document, I think that we have different
>understandings of how IPP will work on a PC.  I have assumed that the
>procedure that a user follows for finding a printer is separate from
>the print operation.
>
>For printer browsing, I would expect there would be some separate
>application possibly initiated through a web browser which would allow
>a user to specify printer characteristics and get back a list of
>printers.  A user could then add one or more of these printers to the
>desktop.  The operation of adding such a printer would install any
>necessary drivers to the PC, like any other add printer operation except
>that the drivers should come over the network and not request that the
>user insert the CD-rom.
>
>When a user wishes to print from an application, I would expect that
>the list of available printers might include some IPP printers, but the
>application not need be aware of this difference. The same GDI
>API's would be supported by the IPP driver.
>
>What do others think?  Do you agree with my understanding or do you
>see things the way Peter does?
>
>Bob Herriot
>
>
>



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