IPP> NOT - mailto comment: what if Printer isn't yet configured to SM TP server?

IPP> NOT - mailto comment: what if Printer isn't yet configured to SM TP server?

IPP> NOT - mailto comment: what if Printer isn't yet configured to SM TP server?

Hastings, Tom N hastings at cp10.es.xerox.com
Tue Aug 15 21:33:40 EDT 2000


The following snippet from Paul Moore's and Michael Sweet's exchange seems a
good comment on the mailto spec and needs to be mentioned in that spec:

Tom



-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Sweet [mailto:mike at easysw.com]
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2000 08:49
To: pmoore at peerless.com
Cc: ipp at pwg.org
Subject: Re: IPP> notification methods


pmoore at peerless.com wrote:

...

> ...
> 4. even if we mandate mailto, not all printers will support it. In
> order for it to work the printer must have its SMTP gateway
> configured by somebody. In some cases this will not have been done
> so the mailto method wont work - interesting question about how a
> printer should deal with this case. Presumably it must not say it
> can do mailto - or perhaps it will accept the requests and throw
> them away. Clients will always have to be smart.

This is an interesting point - it would be easy to return an error
from a create-subscription operation, but what would we return from
a print-job or create-job?

...




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