>>I hope we are all balled up in terminology not technology. From this
>printer manufacturer's perspective, a printer driver creates the
>datastream for a printer. A "redirector" or "port driver" pushes that
>datastream out the desired physical connection (parallel port, serial
>port, IPX/SPX ethernet, etc.)
>>My assumption is that IPP will work with today's drivers but require
>new "redirector" or "port driver" software.
That is certainly the approach we see as a short term solution.
There are of course a number of ways this can be accomplished,
from Java IPP clients to Navigator plug-ins.
The downside of being on the receive-only end of the print stream is
it could be difficult to communicate target printer capabilities to the
generator in advance.
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