IPP>MOD job-k-octets-supported issue

IPP>MOD job-k-octets-supported issue

IPP>MOD job-k-octets-supported issue

Robert Herriot Robert.Herriot at Eng.Sun.COM
Thu Nov 13 22:59:57 EST 1997


Am I correct in assuming that if a client includes job-k-octets, it behaves
like other job-template attributes, namely (the model document is silent)


  a) fidelity is true: if job-k-octets-supported is undefined in the 
     printer or job-k-octets is out of range, reject the job and
     return job-k-octets in the unsupported-job-attributes group.


  b) fidelity is false: the job is accepted regardless of the value
     of job-k-octets or the presence or absence of
     job-k-octets-supported, but if the job-k-octets-supported is
     undefined in the printer or job-k-octets is out of range, return
     job-k-octets in the unsupported-job-attributes group.


This behavior is perhaps a bit surprising in the fidelity = false case,
because the job-k-octets-supported is intended to be a way for a printer
to control the sizes allowed.


So this means that someone with a really big job can bypass the job-size
limit by setting fidelity = false.


It would seem that job-k-octets and the other two related attributes don't
really follow the rules of other job-template attributes.


Comments?


Bob Herriot



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