This might be an awful idea, so feel free to shoot it down with vicious
Based on the desire to have extensions that do not include OPTIONAL items,
might it make sense to break the current Document object spec into two:
- The "Base Document object" spec, which defines the basics of the Document
object and has no OPTIONAL items: everything is mandatory. This would make
interop a breeze, and would hopefully also encourage adoption since the
spec would hopefully be relatively small.
- The "Extended Document object" spec, containing all the currently
OPTIONAL items. This spec *could* also make all the extensions mandatory
(I would think that making absolutely *everything* mandatory would
discourage adoption, however).
The process of going through the current spec to determine which items are
"Base" and which are "Extended" might also result in determining which
items aren't "Document object" items at all.
IBM Printing Systems
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Document object spec
04/19/03 08:54 PM
Hastings, Tom N wrote:
> 2. Add a REQUIRED way to the Get-Jobs operation for the client to get the
> Jobs following the limit requested in a previous request.
> So add the "start-after-job-id" (integer (0:MAX)) Operation attribute.
This is a nice addition, but has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH
DOCUMENT OBJECTS. It doesn't belong here. If anything, you should
put together a single, small spec that adds this functionality to
Get-Jobs separately. A pain, but this single attribute is useful
on its own.
Also, you probably need to have a way to let the client know that
this attribute is supported, e.g.
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