IPP Mail Archive: IPP> Printer state

IPP Mail Archive: IPP> Printer state

IPP> Printer state

Puru Bish (purub@hotmail.com)
Wed, 11 Mar 1998 13:04:45 PST

I was looking into the different printer states defined in Model
document (page: 99 - 100). The document says

"The following standard values are defined
'3' 'idle'
'4' 'processing'
'5' 'stopped' .. "

I looked at the definition of 'stopped' state, and it says,
"If a Printer receives a job (whose required
resources are ready) while in this state, such a job
SHALL transit into the pending state immediately...."
There may be a situation when the actual output device is
powered off. In that case, should IPP server respond with
a state 'stopped'? If so, does that mean that IPP server
still accepts print-job request instead of sending an error like
"server-error-internal-error"?

IMHO, if an output device is powered off, all IPP print job requests
should fail with the above-mentioned server error. Also,
the printer should have another state
'6' 'no-device'
to represent this condition.

Any comments/suggestions?
PB

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