IPP> REG - Proposal for "job-recipient-name" Job Template att ribute

IPP> REG - Proposal for "job-recipient-name" Job Template att ribute

IPP> REG - Proposal for "job-recipient-name" Job Template att ribute

Hastings, Tom N hastings at cp10.es.xerox.com
Wed Sep 20 16:56:35 EDT 2000


Michael wrote:

*However*, there are situations where you might want to send a
document to someone but don't know their user name.  *That's*
what the operator/administrator keywords would address.


TH> You mean you want to print a job for the operator but don't know the
operator's  name, i.e., you want the operator to be the job recipient?  I'd
be interested for an example situation of when an end user would want to
print a job for the operator.

TH> Or do you mean that you want the operator to somehow take the job and
deliver it to the proper person, for which the submitter doesn't know the
person's name?  I guess that the operator would look at the first few pages
and hope to find a person's name he/she recognizes?

TH> Still confused.

Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Sweet [mailto:mike at easysw.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2000 07:18
To: Hastings, Tom N
Cc: ipp (E-mail); QUALDOCS DL (E-mail)
Subject: Re: IPP> REG - Proposal for "job-recipient-name" Job Template
attribute


"Hastings, Tom N" wrote:
> ...
> Now I'm more confused.  The purpose of "job-recipient-name" was NOT
> notification, but indicating who was the intended recipient of the
> hardcopy produced by a job when the intended recipient is different
> ...
> (lots of ways to use job-recipient-name to hand-deliver output to
> the recipient deleted)
> ...

You can easily mark output for a different recipient using the new
attribute.  That's basically the same as sending a cover sheet with
a fax, and will probably work well in current environments provided
there is someone to look through and distribute them.

*However*, there are situations where you might want to send a
document to someone but don't know their user name.  *That's*
what the operator/administrator keywords would address.

In addition, I think that we need to address the obvious extension
of this new attribute to notifications.  Why should IPP automate
everything *except* for something as simple as notifying the
recipient when a job is printed for him/her?  A user should be
able to subscribe to a printer object and have a notification
sent whenever a job destined for him/her has been completed.

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