IPP> RE: Model document editorial error

IPP> RE: Model document editorial error

IPP> RE: Model document editorial error

Hastings, Tom N hastings at cp10.es.xerox.com
Mon Nov 6 19:24:04 EST 2000


Harry, 

This sentence is rather contorted!

Here is the full paragraph from which it came:

Since a client MAY request specific attributes or named groups, there is a
potential that there is some overlap.  For example, if a client requests,
'printer-name' and 'all', the client is actually requesting the
"printer-name" attribute twice: once by naming it explicitly, and once by
inclusion in the 'all' group.  In such cases, the Printer object NEED NOT
return each attribute only once in the response even if it is requested
multiple times.  The client SHOULD NOT request the same attribute in
multiple ways.


The idea is that the Printer doesn't have to remove multiple occurrences of
an attribute in its Get-Printer-Attributes response.  Though some
implementations might remove multiple occurrences, because, say, they just
set a bit for each attribute that the client supplies in the
"requested-attributes" operation attribute and then go and get each
attribute value based on the bits that are set.  Such an implementation
would naturally return only one occurrence of each attribute.

So a better sentence would have been:

In such cases, the Printer object NEED NOT remove multiple occurrences of an
attribute in the response.  

instead of:

In such cases, the Printer object NEED NOT return each attribute only once
in the response even if it is requested multiple times.  

I'll flag this for the future for the next publication of the IPP Model and
Semantics document.

Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: Harry Lewis/Boulder/IBM [mailto:harryl at us.ibm.com]
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2000 12:08
To: Hastings, Tom N
Cc: ipp at pwg.org
Subject: Model document editorial error


In "researching" the Bakeoff discussion about unsupported attributes... I 
came across an editorial blip in section... 3.2.5 Get-Printer-Attributes
Operation where we are asserting that the client should not request the same
attribute in multiple ways. 

"...In such cases, the Printer object NEED NOT return each attribute only 
once in the response even if it is requested multiple times." 

I think we mean to say 

"...the client NEED return each attribute only once..." 
or
"...NEED NOT return an attribute multiple times..."

Right? 
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Harry Lewis 
IBM Printing Systems 
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