IPP> MOD - NLO 2 of 4: Clarification that Nat

IPP> MOD - NLO 2 of 4: Clarification that Nat

IPP> MOD - NLO 2 of 4: Clarification that Nat

Hastings, Tom N hastings at cp10.es.xerox.com
Thu Nov 5 21:26:21 EST 1998


Good observation that allowing multiple "attributes-natural-language" in a
Get-Jobs response when a requester requests "attributes-natural-language"
explicitly and the IPP object has to also indicate the job-level override
for a job that is in a different natural language than the response.

On the other hand, if we stick by our tentative decision at Wednesday's 11/4
telecon on decision #1 (nlo 3 of 4 = Issue 1.47) to get rid of job-level NLO
on Get-Jobs response, then the issue of returning multiple copies becomes
moot, since there will be no job-level "attributes-natural-language" being
returned when not requested.

Tom

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Carl Kugler [mailto:kugler at us.ibm.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 1998 07:57
>To: ipp at pwg.org
>Subject: Re: RE: IPP> MOD - NLO 2 of 4: Clarification that Nat
>
>
>
>> And if we allow redundant job-level NLO, what if the client 
>is requesting
>> "attributes-natural-language"?
>> A current implementation that we are testing the scripts 
>with, returns
>> "attributes-natural-language" twice
>> with the same value (which our scripts reject).  
>> Issue 1.52 is asking
>> whether returning two "attributes-natural-language" is 
>conforming or not.
>> If we agree it is, we will change our scripts.
>
>MOD 3.2.6 "Get-Jobs Operation" says 
>
>  "This operation is similar to the Get-Job-Attributes 
>operation, except that this Get-Jobs operation returns 
>attributes from possibly more than one object...", 
>
>and MOD 3.3.4 "Get-Job-Attributes Operation" says
>
> "Since a client MAY request specific attributes or named 
>groups, there is a potential that there is some overlap.  For 
>example, if a client requests, 'job-name' and 
>'job-description', the client is actually requesting the 
>"job-name" attribute once by naming it explicitly, and once by 
>inclusion in the 'job-description' group.  In such cases, the 
>Printer object NEED NOT return the attribute only once in the 
>response even if it is requested multiple times.  The client 
>SHOULD NOT request the same attribute in multiple ways."
>
>So I think returning two "attributes-natural-language" is conforming.
>
>
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