IPP> PRO,MOD> User model for clients

IPP> PRO,MOD> User model for clients

IPP> PRO,MOD> User model for clients

Larry Masinter masinter at parc.xerox.com
Thu Jan 30 03:36:59 EST 1997


# If the user is supposed to enter the file (path) of the file (or files)
# to be printed, how would you imagine the server would acquire the file
# data?


I'm presuming some analog to the capabilities of RFC 1867 ("Form-based
File Upload in HTML"), plus some special processing:


A to-be-printed form has a distinguished field, "print-file". If it's
a HTML form you'd write it


<INPUT TYPE=file ACCEPT=application/postscript NAME="print-file">


for example.


A smart print client ("IPP driver") would have to know about
"print-file", and OMIT the element that requests print-file, and
instead not actually submit the form until the print-file is ready.


A dumb print client would just submit it using their browser.
(ftp://ftp.parc.xerox.com/pub/masinter/file-upload-impl.txt).



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