I realize (and agree) that it would be *nice* if the job templates
override the document data, but implementing that is going to be
quite difficult for any spooling system that doesn't have a very
close relationship to the PDL processor.
"Manros, Carl-Uno B" wrote:
> There is a simple answer to your question. The whole idea about job template
> attributes is that they complement or override what is in the document data.
> This corresponds to your case 2).
> So, if there is no corresponding specification inside the document, the
> printer should use the job template attribute value in combination with
> other information in the document, but if the document contains the same
> kind of information e.g. number of copies, the job template attribute should
> override what is in the document. HOW the latter is done is a matter of
> implementation; replacing the information within the document is one of
> several possible ways to do the override.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: peiwai chiu [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Monday, August 16, 1999 10:59 AM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: IPP> Questions on IPP
> > HI,
> > I wonder if anyone can answer the following questions related to IPP.
> > Say I print a document through a printer driver to make a
> > data file and sent
> > it to a ipp printer. If the settings of "number of copies",
> > "orientation" or
> > other job templates in my data file are different than what I
> > choose in the
> > ipp client job attributes, (1) can the ipp printer detect the
> > inconsistency,
> > (2) can the printer change the setting embedded in my data
> > that I sent or
> > override it. (3) if not, why bother asking so many attributes. (or the
> > attributes are actually generated by the client applicatiion
> > which are the
> > exact copies of user's choices.) (4) what will happen to the printout?
> > Please let me know if this address in not for posting questions.
> > Thanks
> > Roy Chiu