IFX Mail Archive: RE: Fwd: RE: Question on FaxConnect Results..

IFX Mail Archive: RE: Fwd: RE: Question on FaxConnect Results..

RE: Fwd: RE: Question on FaxConnect Results..

Nick Webb (nwebb@auco.com)
Thu, 4 Feb 1999 18:19:16 -0700

>With the delays inherient in queueing a print job, do you think the
>timestamp should be the time-of-submission or the time-of-printing?

I was more worried about differing time zones. If I send a fax to the UK
from the US then the time printed on the received fax in the UK is the time
from my point of view (GMT-8), not from theirs (GMT). If the receiver
generates the watermarks then either it needs to be aware of the sender's
timezone and adjust accordingly or the sender needs to send the timestamp.

>I think both should be indicated on the coverpage. If the fax is urgent
>-- say, a fax to your stockbroker -- there are legitimate reasons to want
>both.

Good idea. Perhaps the timezone needs to be included in that so that you
can truly use the information (I might send it from anywhere in the world
and my email address could be the same).

>Of course, the receiving device (the IPP printer or what-have-you) doesn't
>really "trust" the timestamp generated by the sender. Perhaps you want:
>
>time of transmission as claimed by sender
>time of reception by IPP server
>time print job was commenced by IPP printer

Sounds like a committee solution, but probably the best.
Nick Webb
Auco, Inc.