IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> MOD - comments on Carl's Set and Admin operations

IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> MOD - comments on Carl's Set and Admin operations

Re: IPP> MOD - comments on Carl's Set and Admin operations

kugler@us.ibm.com
Tue, 22 Jun 1999 16:29:15 -0600

> +----------------------------+---+
> | printer-name | S | MUST
> TH31> Why not allow this to be set. Its the administratively set name.
> +----------------------------+---+

I think we have to be careful about putting too many MUSTs on the
implementations. In our case, we can't (practically) change the "printer-name"
after the Printer has been created (the "printer-name" is used as an identifier
by other, non-IPP, parts of the system). If this becomes a MUST, then we're
faced with some unpleasant alternatives:

1) Try to work around the problem; fake "printer-name" somehow
2) Don't support the "printer-name" attribute (Oops! Its REQUIRED.)
3) Don't support the Set-Printer-Attributes operation, even though we could
set many of the other printer attributes.

I don't think this is a unique situation.

-Carl