I'm having second thoughts about this too. The most that the Printer is likely
to do is verify that the URL is syntactically OK, but it doesn't verify
that the PDL for Print-Job is syntactically OK.
I agree with Roger, let's remove document-uri from Validate Job and have
it validate attributes and not document-related stuff.
> From rdebry at us.ibm.com Fri Jul 18 09:14:40 1997
>> On Wednesday's call there was some discussion of a proposal to add a new
> or a parameter to Validate-Job to handle print by reference. It is not clear
> to me that we
> need such an operation.
>> Currently, I believe the function of Validate-Job is to validate the job
> parameters against
> Printer capabilities. This should be independent of whether or not the
> document will be
> passed or printed by reference.
>> If one wants to test whether or not print-by reference is supported, then he
> would send
> a Get-Operations request.
>> If the objective of this new operation is to test whether or not the given URI
> is valid,
> i.e. if the Printer can get it, then I am concerned that we are testing a
> variable. I could try the URI at one instant and because of server or network
> not be able to get to the document. Furthermore, I could find the document and
> back okay only to have the document owner move or delete it before the Print-URI
> request was sent and operated upon by the Printer.
>> Roger K deBry
> Senior Techncial Staff Member
> Architecture and Technology
> IBM Printing Systems
> email: rdebry at us.ibm.com> phone: 1-303-924-4080