IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> Printer state

IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> Printer state

Re: IPP> Printer state

Adrian Hall (ahall@xionics.com)
Wed, 11 Mar 1998 16:38:30 -0500

This would depend. I can certainly see a couple of scenarios:

1. The Printer turned off is a part of a pool of
printers - the server should continue spooling
and simply use one of the other printers in
the pool.

2. The user wants the print-out semi-immediately -
in which case some sort of notification that
the printer is turned off.

Both are valid for the same condition.

--
Adrian Hall
Sr. Software Developer
Xionics Document Technologies, Inc.

Jay Martin wrote: > > If the IPP server is a *spooling* server (eg, process(es) running > on a general host system), then job submissions should not fail > if the associated output device is powered off, IHMO. > > ...jay > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > -- JK Martin | Email: jkm@underscore.com -- > -- Underscore, Inc. | Voice: (603) 889-7000 -- > -- 41C Sagamore Park Road | Fax: (603) 889-2699 -- > -- Hudson, NH 03051-4915 | Web: http://www.underscore.com -- > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Puru Bish wrote: > > > > 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 > > > > ______________________________________________________ > > Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com