> From hastings at cp10.es.xerox.com Mon Mar 10 12:35:01 1997
>> We need to be striving to provide the same functionality to the end-user
> for both printing paradigms with IPP.
>> So I suggest adding a requirement something like:
>> IPP shall provide the same functionality to the end-user for print
> time choices of stored documents as the end-user has for printing
> directly from an application.
>> For example, the user can choose number of copies, two-sided, stapling,
> number-up, and page ranges, etc. whether printing from the application
> that has the entire document or printing from a file or document that
> has been stored on the web or in a document repository.
I'm not sure if this should be a requirement for V1.0, but we should definitely
make it be a strong goal of IPP. If it is a requirement, then we need
to be certain that it is implementable at a reasonable cost for all vendors.
That is, some vendors have PDL interpreters that access external attributes
and others don't. For the latter group, production attributes must be
merged into the PDL data stream. Attributes, such as sides, are reasonably
easy to merge, but attributes, such as n-up, are considerably more difficult.