IPP Mail Archive: RE: IPP> OPS - Set divided into Set2 Printer...[devices]

IPP Mail Archive: RE: IPP> OPS - Set divided into Set2 Printer...[devices]

RE: IPP> OPS - Set divided into Set2 Printer...[devices]

Ira Mcdonald (imcdonal@sdsp.mc.xerox.com)
Wed, 3 Nov 1999 10:24:05 -0500

Hi Tom,

Because IPP/1.1 doesn't have a 'device-name-supported' attribute
for the IPP Printer object, the effect of fan-out or fan-in
on the current SLP 'printer:' template is zero.

HOWEVER, if either fan-out or fan-in are going to be modelled
(relative to the IPP Printer object), then something should
probably be done to the SLP 'printer:' template.

Related topic - IPP 'subordinate printers' sound awfully
like ISO DPA 'physical printers' subordinate to ISO
DPA 'logical printers'. If the IPP Printer object stops
being an island in space, then the REAL relationships
(of nomenclature and of meaning) between the ISO DPA
'logical/physical printers' and the IPP Printer types
needs to be made clear and unambiguous. Novell NDSP,
oops, NDPS and Dazel and PrintXchange and others are
based on ISO DPA (with the inevitable unique extensions).

Cheers,
- Ira McDonald
High North