IPP> MOD - part of Issue 17 - don't need negative"time-at-xxx" Job Attributes

IPP> MOD - part of Issue 17 - don't need negative"time-at-xxx" Job Attributes

IPP> MOD - part of Issue 17 - don't need negative"time-at-xxx" Job Attributes

Michael Sweet mike at easysw.com
Wed Apr 28 16:50:37 EDT 1999


Richard Shockey wrote:
> ...
> like a facsimile transmission to end users. If we are ever going
> extend the legal protection of fax to IPP and give IPP the "look and
> feel" of fax, it will be necessary to require time/date
> stamping/logging at some point.
> ...

First, any law-making issues are WAY beyond the scope of any standard.

Second, yes the date/time information may be required for such an
application, *however* they are not required for general printing.

Third, I think any discussion of facsimile/IFAX/whatever comes under
a separate specification anyways, so let's not clutter up IPP with
IFAX requirements.

I like the idea of supporting date/time when it is available, but
*requiring* it when we *know* that the primary application of IPP
(namely embedding it into network printers) probably *can't* support
it without extra, external code and/or services is not the way to go.

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