At 19:11 01/03/07 -0500, Wagner,William wrote:
>Thank you for your response. I regret that a snowstorm has stranded me in
>New England, and I was unable to attend the IPP Fax meeting. I hope you all
>enjoyed the good weather. All of those involved in IPPFAX appreciate your
>participation and that of other FAX experts.
There was windy and cool.
There was no bikini girl in Tampa beach.
>The common point in your response and Mr. McIntyre's message appears to be a
>means of reporting a problem resulting from an incompatibility between
>sender and receiver. Indeed, you suggest it is similar to sending a PS3 file
>to a PS2 IPP Printer.
>Perhaps I am missing something, but is it not the purpose of the attributes
>exchange to avoid such mismatches? For the specific example, IPP includes
>the attribute "document-format" (mimeMediaType). Getting all current printer
>languages mime-typed is still in progress, but different document formats
>will be distinguishable. Not only is this an attribute that can be queried
>by the sender before the document is sent, but the receiver must reject an
>incoming document with an incompatible document-format.
>It is recognized that one of the main tasks in IPPFAX is to identify a
>system whereby the attribute exchange can also deal with attribute
>interdependencies. But the premise is that the ability of a receiver to
>accept a document is ascertained before transmission. The notification
>mechanisms can then be used for page by page progress, certain processing
>problems (paper handling, memory limits etc), and general job completion.
>But, if there can be sufficient attributes communication, it should not be
>needed for processing problems due to capabilities incompatibilities.
There will be no guarantee that processing failures will not occur in IPP-FAX
with capabilities exchange.
Users will have a confidence on IPP-FAX transmission,
if they get page-by-page confirmation instead of job completion.
MIE Development Div. 2
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