IPP Mail Archive: RE: IPP> MOD - Why no pages-per-minute attribute?

IPP Mail Archive: RE: IPP> MOD - Why no pages-per-minute attribute?

RE: IPP> MOD - Why no pages-per-minute attribute?

Turner, Randy (rturner@sharplabs.com)
Wed, 5 Aug 1998 14:31:54 -0700

You could make this a directory attribute, but I don't think its
absolutely necessary to support it in IPP. Besides, its in the printer
MIB ;)

Randy

-----Original Message-----
From: Caruso, Angelo
[mailto:Angelo.Caruso@usa.xerox.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 1998 11:09 AM
To: 'ipp@pwg.org'
Subject: IPP> MOD - Why no pages-per-minute
attribute?

I recently noticed there is no pages-per-minute
attribute in IPP. I noticed
this first when reviewing the draft printer scheme for
SLP
(draft-ietf-srvloc-printer-scheme-02.txt). The printer
scheme seems to
inherit it's attribute definitions from IPP. I think ppm
is one of the most
fundamental attributes in terms of printer selection.
I'm sure this must
have been discussed at some point during IPP
development, probably at a time
when I wasn't paying much attention to the mail list. I
do remember a
discussion about a cost attribute that was eliminated
because it was deemed
too qualitative. But ppm is quantitative and universal
in advertising
printers. So, can someone explain why it is not an IPP
printer attribute?
And, for those familiar with the SLP printer scheme
effort, why is it not
part of the SLP printer scheme?

Thanks,
Angelo