At 12:44 PM 9/2/97 PDT, Roger K Debry wrote:
>I've had a request from one of our operating system folks to
>see if we could add a job attribute for a phone number. This
>would allow me to send a job to a server that called the number
>to deliver the output on a fax machine.
>>Roger K deBry
so far, we have avoided stepping on the toes of the IFAX group, which is
what I think this would lead up to. Also, I do not see the real need for
this. If your output device happens to be a fax machine, your IPP Printer
should know how to contact the fax machine; it could even be sneaky enough
to include it a part of the Printer URI. I know that this would require a
unique IPP Printer id for every fax machine, but if you want to start
defining a fax off ramp (in IFAX terminology) as part of IPP, you are going
to need a lot more than just the phone number, apart from making enemies in
the IFAX camp.
In summary, I think we should leave this for implementors that might like
to provide bridges between IPP and IFAX (or current fax) in their products.
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