IPP>REQ - A call for issues -Reply

IPP>REQ - A call for issues -Reply

IPP>REQ - A call for issues -Reply

rdebry at us.ibm.com rdebry at us.ibm.com
Thu Jan 23 09:11:33 EST 1997

Epilogue: Roger K deBry
Senior Techncial Staff Member
Architecture and Technology
IBM Printing Systems
email: rdebry at us.ibm.com
phone: 1-303-772-2479

Response to Scott ...
---------------------- Forwarded by Roger K Debry/Boulder/IBM on 01/23/97 07:01
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        Scott_Isaacson @ novell.com
        01/22/97 07:30 PM

> 1) Is the cost per page tied to the media it is printed on?
>    Do we define some standard for determining the cost
>    of a page.
> answer: I believe that we need to allow the people setting
> up and running IPP printers to decide how they want to
> charge for printing, and be able to show an end user
> what the cost per page is.  This will certainly depend on
> media, but may also depend on use of color, and other
> printer options.

SAI>  Do you envision a "cost-per-page" attribute that is set to some
SAI>  value like "$0.32" or some set of attributes that are queried and
SAI>  evaluated and some cost per page number is generated?
SAI>  If you envision the later then I say that this is beyond the scope
SAI>  of IPP

RKD> I envision a cost-per-page attribute that is set when printer
RKD  is configured.

> 2) Is information that is as variable as media-ready stored
>      in the name service?
> answer: The name service needs to be able to tell a user that
> a printer is normally set up to print on various media, such as
> transparencies.  If a printer has three input trays and one of
> those trays is supposed to have tranparencies in it, then I should
> put this in the name-service to help users find a printer that prints
> transparencies.  However, the name service probably should not
> be updated everytime the transparency tray empties, or if a rogue
> user swaps the transparency tray for another media type.

SAI> I agree that the name service should NOT have relatively dynamic
SAI> attributes.  media-ready should not be in the directory.  However,
SAI> I don't agree that we should put what a tray is supposed to have
SAI> in the directory.  What is a standard letter tray supposed to have?
SAI> All media types that fit letter size???

RKD> If you don't do this, how can I ask the question "Can I print
RKD> tranparencies on this printer?"  On the shared printers we use
RKD> around here one tray is often set up with transparencies in it.
RKD> It would be nice if I knew at least that an adminsitrator/operator
RKD> had configured the printer this way. Otherwise, my only recourse
RKD> is to walk down the hallway and look at the printer.

> 5) How do you determine the notification methods supported
>     by the printer? What is the set of notification methods
>      for IPP?
> answer:  We need a "notification-methods" attribute.

<SAI> I disagree.  I thought that we decided the methods would be
<SAI> embedded in the URL scheme:  mailto:...,   http:....,   etc.

RKD> Scott, I don't understand your answer. Could you clarify.

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