"Hastings, Tom N" wrote:
> 3.5 job-message-to-operator (text(MAX))
>> This attribute carries a message from the user to the operator to
> indicate something about the processing of the print job. A zero
> length text value indicates no message.
This is good, however you still need to identify who to send the
message to, and this essentially limits the scope of things to an
I know of at least one customer of ours that would like to have a
way to send/print information to "billing", "sales", "support", etc.
in addition to an operator. Again, we can fiddle with special
names for our implementations, but it would really be nice to have
support for that sort of thing in IPP (so we're not always out on
the edge... :)
> state. Or maybe an implementation displays a message to the
> operator whenever a job is created with a "job-message-to-operator"
This is the sticky part - we'll want to provide a "group"
subscription service based on the recipient, so that an end-user
can subscribe for notifications when a new job is received for
"xyz", whether that "xyz" corresponds to the authenticated user
name or not. [In our implementation we'll probably require an
admin user for arbitrary subscriptions, or a user that is a
member of the named group]
>> Were you aware of these two extension attribute proposals? They
> have been in the PWG IPP FTP site for the past year waiting to get
> reviewed. They were finally reviewed last week at the IPP WG
> meeting. However, some of these attributes, such as the ones
> listed above, are clearly not limited to use in Production
> Printing. Are we making a mistake hiding them in a PWG
> Production Printing specification?
I looked at the PPS quite a while ago, and haven't had the chance to
go back to it since I've been perusing the notification documents.
That said, I think you are correct that some of the attributes
defined in the PPS should be defined in a separate document since
they will have applications beyond production printing.
I'll try to go through the PPS today and post some comments to the
Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products mike at easysw.com
Printing Software for UNIX http://www.easysw.com