IPP>MOD reconsideration of model decision

IPP>MOD reconsideration of model decision

IPP>MOD reconsideration of model decision

JK Martin jkm at underscore.com
Tue May 6 17:15:53 EDT 1997


Bob,


Ok, so I'm dense...  I still can't quite come to grips with your
explanation below, and I'm really trying!


> Perhaps, I didn't explain the idea clearly.  I intended that the client
> wouldn't have to do the work of looking for both 'capable' and
> 'supported' attributes.  Instead the server would do the same work and
> just send an 'allowed' attribute with the value of the 'capable' or
> 'supported' according to the two rules I defined (included further down
> in this email).  With my rule, a client using IPP attributes only uses
> 'allowed' attributes and can be totally unaware of the 'capable'
> parameter to getAttributes.  A client that will imbed all production
> attributes still uses the 'allowed' attributes, but specifies the
> 'capable' parameter to the getAttributes operation.  Without my
> proposed change, such a client would have to look for 'capable' and
> 'supported' attribute when building a GUI -- perhaps not a big thing
> for this legacy support, but I would rather that legacy support be in 
> a server as much as possible.


Perhaps a line drawing or two would serve to clarify these situations?
Something like a set of quick pictures of the scenarios you describe?


	...jay



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