I'm afraid we are
1. Over complicating the Document Object
- This is really beginning to look like IPPv2
2. Risking lackluster adoption based on unnecessary mandatory operations
Look at the premise behind (2), below. "... users should be able to modify
a document object after the job is submitted...". This might be something
nice for some users but there are simpler alternatives (such as canceling
the job and resubmitting it).... that don't require an architectural
As for (4) guaranteeing pdl-override... I've always been opposed to the
concept of pdl-override... it's premise being that we can't keep ourselves
from generating Postscript with embedded production instructions and even
if we could there is a mass of Postscript (still) being used for
interchange. This was not true when me made the error of specifying
pdl-override in IPP and it is less true today. Separating content from
production instruction via the use of a job ticket has always been the
goal. That goal is now within reach. I think, then, it is time to consider
deprecating pdl-override...certainly not elevating the "feature" by
mandating further complexity.
IBM Printing Systems
"Hastings, Tom N" <hastings at cp10.es.xerox.com>
Sent by: owner-ipp at pwg.org
04/17/2003 03:00 PM
To: sm at pwg.org
cc: ps at pwg.org, ipp at pwg.org
Subject: IPP> 4 significant proposed increases in
conformance requirements for the IPP Document object spec
Attendees: Harry Lewis, Bob Taylor, Dave Hall, Lee Farrell, Gail Songer,
Ira McDonald, Peter Zehler, Tom Hastings (did I miss anyone?)
At today's PWG Semantic Model telecon we did a page by page review of the
IPP Document Object Spec in preparation for Last Call:
This mail note contains several significant changes in Printer conformance
requirements that we agreed to for the indicated reasons. However,
of their significance, we agreed to post these changes to the DL for a two
week comment period. Objectsion and comments on these changes are due by
Friday, May 2, end of business. Silence will be interpreted as approval,
if you object, please send email.
The other less significant agreements will be posted in a separate mail
as minutes. We resolved all of the issues and did the page by page review
up to page 42 Table 7. We will continue the page by page at another two
hour telecon next Thursday, April 24, same time: 1-3 PM EDT (10-12 PDT)
the same version of the specification. Same call-in number and HP webex.
Agreed to significant conformance requirements changes:
1. Change the Send-URI operation and the corresponding
"reference-uri-schemes-supported" (1setOf uriScheme) Printer Description
attribute from OPTIONAL to REQUIRED for a Printer to support. We agreed
that a conforming implementation MAY have an empty list for the
"reference-uri-schemes-supported" Printer Description attribute.
Reason: PSI requires this operation (and has no OPTIONAL attributes).
Optional operations are much less likely to get support by clients. It is
best practice for an OPTIONAL extension specification (such as this spec)
have no OPTIONAL operations, so that user clients will receive the same
level of service from all Printer implementations that support this
2. Change the Set-Document-Attributes operation from OPTIIOAL to REQUIRED
for a Printer to support.
Reason: This is the Document object spec and users should be able to
a Document object after the job is submitted. Optional operations are
less likely to get support by users clients. It is best practice for an
OPTIONAL extension specification (such as this spec) to have no OPTIONAL
operations, so that user clients will receive the same level of service
all Printer implementations that support this extension.
3. Change the Set-Job-Attributes operation from OPTIONAL to RECOMMENDED
a Printer to support.
Reason: To go along with the change in the conformance requirements for
Set-Document-Attributes operation. However, don't REQUIRE
Set-Job-Attributes, since most of the interesting attributes are document
attributes, not job attributes.
4. Add an OPTIONAL 'guaranteed" value (see [ippsave] section 8.1) for the
"pdl-overrides-supported" Printer Description attribute (REQUIRED in
[rfc2911] section 4.4.28) to augment 'not-attempted', and 'attempted'
values. Also add a REQUIRED "pdl-override-attributes-guaranteed" (1setOf
type2 keyword) Printer Description attribute. The values indicate those
Template and Document Template attributes for which the Printer
success in overriding the corresponding instruction in the PDL data. The
values of this attribute returned in the Get-Printer-Attributes response
be colored by the "document-format" operation attribute supplied by the
client in the request, if the Printer's guarrantee depends on the document
format. A conforming Printer MAY return 'none' as the value.
Reason: The IPPFAX needs the ability for the Printer to indicate which
Template and Document Template attributes the Printer is able to guarantee
success in overriding the PDL. Waiting for the Production Printing Set2
[ippsave] to be updated does meet the schedule for IPPFAX which is also
trying to go out to last call. Also this extension is analoguous to our
addition of "job-mandatory-attributes" to give a finer granularity to
"ipp-attribute-fidelity" (boolean) operation attribute.
Please send comments by Friday, May 2, 2003.
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