IPP Mail Archive: IPP> COL - New 'collection' attribute synt

IPP Mail Archive: IPP> COL - New 'collection' attribute synt

IPP> COL - New 'collection' attribute syntax docs (.pdf) posted

From: Hastings, Tom N (hastings@cp10.es.xerox.com)
Date: Tue Feb 22 2000 - 21:20:09 EST

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    I've posted the .pdf and .doc versions of the 'collection' document that Bob
    posted. The -rev.doc version has been updated in minors ways to add the IPP
    boiler plate, use "IPP, not "IPP/1.1" in the title and header, add
    references, and add clarifications and remove an issue. Please look over
    for the IPP telecon, Wednesday, Feb 23, 2000. We think it is ready for IPP
    WG Last Call.


    The changes since the December 8, 1999 version, as agreed to at the New
    Orleans meeting, are:

    1. Added the "collection-syntax-recognized" (boolean) operation attribute
    that clients MUST supply in all request if they can recognize a 'collection'
    as a single attribute value in a response so that a Printer knows whether or
    not it can safely return a collection value in a response.

    2. Added the "collection-syntax-recognized" (boolean) Printer Description
    attribute that Printers MUST support if they can recognize a 'collection' as
    a single attribute value in a request so that a client knows whether or not
    it can safely send a collection value in a request.

    3. Clarified that the order of member attributes in a collection is not
    significant and that a Printer MAY return the member attributes in a
    different order from the way they were submitted by the client.

    4. Added what each collection attribute definition must include.

    5. Added various patterns that collection definitions may use for defaulting
    and validation of collection values

    6. Added the 'none' out-of-band value so that a client can indicate that no
    collection value is being supplied and that the Printer MUST NOT supply a
    default. The 'none' out of band value can be used with other attribute
    syntaxes, but the 'collection' attribute syntax is the first that needs it.

    7. Removed the sepCollection (0x38) attribute tag and the requiring the name
    field of the endCollection (0x37) to be non-empty. These were to help with
    the legacy issues which the "collection-syntax-recognized" (boolean)
    operation attribute and the "collection-syntax-recognized" (boolean) Printer
    Description solve much more completely. This removal also simplifies

    There is one issue:

    ISSUE 01: If a Printer creates a notification subscription [ipp-ntfy] with a
    request that does not include "collection-syntax-recognized" (boolean)
    operation attribute with a value of 'true', then a Printer MUST NOT send a
    collection in a Notification to a Notification Recipient?

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