IPP Mail Archive: RE: IPP> Revised SLP 'printer:' template for comments

IPP Mail Archive: RE: IPP> Revised SLP 'printer:' template for comments

RE: IPP> Revised SLP 'printer:' template for comments

Hugo Parra (HPARRA@novell.com)
Tue, 05 Jan 1999 11:30:47 -0700

At our Tucson meeting, James Kempf indicated that one important feature of =
the new version of SLP is that templates support inheritance. The =
template associated with one scheme (e.g., printer.ipp:) can thus inherit =
standard attributes from another more basic template (e.g., printer:) and =
extend it with the mandatory and optional attributes that are only =
relevant to IPP printers. I suspect (and in some cases I know for a fact) =
that a variety of printers (besides those supporting IPP and lpr) will =
want to use the printer: template (or a derivative thereof) to advertise =
their existence on the network. =20

Is this effort the definition of the basic printer template or of the IPP =
extensions to that basic template? I don't think they are one and the =
same as attributes that are mandatory in IPP may be optional or non-existen=
t in other protocols and thus cannot be mandatory in the printer: =
template.

-Hugo