IPP> MOD - Why no pages-per-minute attribute?

IPP> MOD - Why no pages-per-minute attribute?

IPP> MOD - Why no pages-per-minute attribute?

Caruso, Angelo Angelo.Caruso at usa.xerox.com
Wed Aug 5 14:09:26 EDT 1998


I recently noticed there is no pages-per-minute attribute in IPP. I noticed
this first when reviewing the draft printer scheme for SLP
(draft-ietf-srvloc-printer-scheme-02.txt). The printer scheme seems to
inherit it's attribute definitions from IPP. I think ppm is one of the most
fundamental attributes in terms of printer selection. I'm sure this must
have been discussed at some point during IPP development, probably at a time
when I wasn't paying much attention to the mail list. I do remember a
discussion about a cost attribute that was eliminated because it was deemed
too qualitative. But ppm is quantitative and universal in advertising
printers. So, can someone explain why it is not an IPP printer attribute?
And, for those familiar with the SLP printer scheme effort, why is it not
part of the SLP printer scheme?

Thanks,
Angelo




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