I'll try to explain my point better. While an IPP client MAY submit
a print job in any language, including one NOT supported for messages
by the printer, the results are unsatisfactory. All of the status
messages and (in the future) event notifications from the job will
be delivered in the language specified by 'natural-language-configured'
(which may very well be unintelligible gibberish to the client user),
if the job is submitted in an 'unsupported' language.
Therefore, to submit a job to the IPP printer that can be usefully
monitored by the client user (human user), it is highly desirable to
submit in one of the languages declared to be supported with message
catalogs in 'generated-natural-language-supported' (IPP attribute),
i.e., 'natural-language-supported' (SLP 'printer:' template attribute).
The premise of SLP is that the advertised URL(s) are immediately and
directly usable for submitting a request to the advertised service
WITHOUT further inquiry to the service itself (recall that IPP stands
almost alone in clearly advertising capabilities and features, among
Hope that helps,
- Ira McDonald (outside consultant at Xerox)
High North Inc
> From: kugler at us.ibm.com> To: ipp at pwg.org> Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 10:54:53 -0700
> Subject: Re: IPP> SLP 'printer:' template comments [language]
>> <9901140143.aa0425- at appsrv1.sdsp.mc.xerox.com> wrote:
> Original Article: http://www.egroups.com/list/ipp/?start=5094> > Hi Carl,
> > In the actual template, it is clearly documented that the
> > (nearly corresponding) IPP attribute is called
> > 'generated-natural-language-configured'. At several IPP WG
> > telecons, we have had concensus (I think) that it is
> > unreasonable for a (potentially non-IPP printer) to
> > have 'printer-location', etc, supported configured
> > in a different language than 'natural-language-configured'
> > (both SLP and IPP attribute). Therefore, the template
> > presumes that 'natural-language-supported' gives a good
> > set of values to choose a 'natural-language-configured'
> > value from.
>> I still don't understand. Could you give an example of how this would be
> > Hope that helped. PLEASE read the following message closely
> > (referring to the latest text of the SLPv2 'printer:' template
> > as well) and send comments.
> > Cheers,
> > - Ira McDonald
> > High North Inc
> > 716-461-5667 (w/ voice mail)