IPP> MOD - Base printer implementation requirements

IPP> MOD - Base printer implementation requirements

IPP> MOD - Base printer implementation requirements

Bill Wagner bwagner at digprod.com
Mon May 5 15:34:17 EDT 1997


     Although I agree that I see what appear to be contradictory comments 
     about the base system (high end printer vs printer preceded by server 
     vs hardware not able to implement), and I see some unlikely statements 
     ($150 printers are still rated as personal printers, not workgroup 
     printers), Jay's base premise frightens me. 
     
     The notion that IPP is  *just* for internet printing (as distinguished 
     from intranet or intra-enterprise printing) is a very frightening one. 
     Granted that internet printing has a certain pizzas right now, I would 
     still expect 90% of the printing will be within a company. I strongly 
     question whether there is any rational in developing a protocol just 
     for internet printing. Indeed, since one of the intentions is to 
     provide a substantial improvement over LPR, I would certainly expect 
     that intra-enterprise printing is the major target.
     
     Similarly, the notion that the IPP must avoid  the complexities and 
     inconveniences of addressing the desktop printer seem again to  
     missing the major part of the market.
     
     Perhaps it would be appropriate to reaffirm the objectives of the IPP 
     project? 
     
     Bill Wagner, Osicom/DPI



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