IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> OPS - Updated IPP Additional Admin operations notes and agreement s

IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> OPS - Updated IPP Additional Admin operations notes and agreement s

Re: IPP> OPS - Updated IPP Additional Admin operations notes and agreement s

kugler@us.ibm.com
Tue, 20 Jul 1999 10:06:02 -0700

<7n04ti$f4c-@egroups.com> wrote:
original article:http://www.egroups.com/group/ipp/?start=6012
> ...
...
> >
> > 27. ISSUE 4: In the Space-Printer operation, is the
> "non-process-run-
> > out" operation attribute really needed at all or can the default
> > behavior for Space-Printer be defined to be to perform non-process
> > run out (for continuous and cut sheet printers)?
> >
...
>
> These are all similar questions which I will try to give a general
> answer to. It turns out that on some of our printers,
> "non-process-run-out" (NPRO) is an expensive thing to do. It wastes a
> LOT of paper, and runs up click charges.
>
> Perhaps the cleanest resolution to these issues would be to make NPRO
a
> separate operation rather than an operation attribute.
>

The advantage to having NPRO as an operation attribute was that it
allowed combining some actions. We can do Space-Printer while the
printer is stopped, paused, or running. If running, doing an NPRO in
combination with spacing makes it easier to see exactly where the
spacing took place. With NPRO as a separate operation, you'd have to
first Pause-Printer, then NPRO-Printer, then Space-Printer, then
Resume-Printer, in order to get the same effect. This doesn't seem to
be a big deal, but I wanted to explain why we proposed NPRO as an
operation attribute to begin with.

-Carl