[IPP] RFC: Identify-Printer mini-extension

[IPP] RFC: Identify-Printer mini-extension

[IPP] RFC: Identify-Printer mini-extension

Michael Sweet msweet at apple.com
Mon Dec 9 19:53:35 UTC 2013


All,

During our last Cloud Imaging Model WG meeting, we discussed having the ability to explicitly cancel a previous Identify-Printer operation.  The consensus during that meeting was to add a new "identify-actions" keyword ('cancel') that would cancel any active identification mechanism.

In addition, a new "printer-state-reasons" keyword ('identifying-printer' was proposed, although given the existing 'identify-printer-requested' value I like adding 'identify-printer-active' instead) would be added to allow a Client to discover whether a printer is currently identifying itself using an action other than 'cancel', which by definition stops any active identification and removes the new keyword from the "printer-state-reasons" attribute...

The official registration would look like this:

  Attributes (attribute syntax)
    Keyword Attribute Value                       Reference
    -----------------------                       ---------
  identify-actions (1setOf type2 keyword)         [PWG5100.13]
    cancel

  printer-state-reasons (1setOf type2 keyword)    [RFC2911]
    identify-printer-active

Thoughts?

(I considered adding this to IPPSIX, but since this has application outside of shared infrastructure/cloud deployments I think we should register it separately...)

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Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer, PWG Chair



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