some comments on your comments.
At 06:10 AM 1/27/97 PST, you wrote:
>Epilogue: Roger K deBry
>email: rdebry at us.ibm.com>phone: 1-303-772-2479
>>1) LDAP question: Is it possible to use LDAP entries as an **example**?
CBM> I don't think so. We could produce a separate informational RFC though.
>2) Objective vs. Subjective attributes: Keith makes a good suggestion to
> get customer input. However, I'm on the side of objective attributes. I
> personally find measures like "high", "medium", and "low" as useless.
CBM> I though originally that we could get away with some subjective
CBM> attributes in directory, but thinking about the I18N impacts, I
CBM> think I am now leaning more towards only using objective ones.
>3) Cost-per-page issue: I believe that it is of utmost importance to put
> in the directory schema that help an end user make a selection easily,
> **without** requiring him or her to poll every printer that might be
> we can't agree on the details then I think we absolutely need a
> directory which is an unformatted user text string. Then as an
> I can put in things that will be useful to my users -- even if the
> doesn't provide what I need. Then when I browse the directory, I
> something like "This is an expensive printer - only use it for final
> slides. Drafts should be done on printer xyz", or the like.
CBM> See my comment above. The I18N requirements however would seem to
CBM> discourage the use of plain text, and if we want to give a price
CBM> per copy, we also need to add information about the currency.
>>4) Media-ready issue: I agree, but can't seem to get any consensus on the
> issue underlying this one which was what is the printer intended for.
> I use printers to do tranparencies. I may not be guaranteed that they
> but I'd sure like to know which printers are set up, normally use
> by the operator to print them. Maybe this is another example of the
> free text entry to describe the printer.
CBM> I think we have beaten this one to death by now. I suggest that we
CBM> indicate what media you expect the printer to normally support.
CBM> Again, avoid free text. If free text, put it on a Web page (which might
CBM> have links to other language versions if required), and give the URL
CBM> in the directory entry.
>6) Driver/Installer: I'd sure like to see something in the directory that
>me if there
> was even a place to get drivers. Let the Printer provide the
> know that it is even a possibility when I am searching the directory!
>>9) Security: We need the directory to say something about the security
> of the printer. For example, if a printer requires all users to have a
> to have an account set up prior to use, or to own a digital certificate,
>or ..., I'd like to
> know that before I spend much time talking to the Printer. Maybe some
> won't even allow a user to query the Printer without passing some
CBM> My earlier suggestion was to just indicate whether the printer can be
CBM> used without any security restrictions or not. If it uses ANY kind of
CBM> security, give a URL reference to a place where the required security
CBM> options are explained (I am sure that there are too many options for
CBM> them to be listed in the directory).
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