IPP Mail Archive: RE: IPP>NOT mailto feature from IETF meeti

IPP Mail Archive: RE: IPP>NOT mailto feature from IETF meeti

RE: IPP>NOT mailto feature from IETF meeting (RE: IPP> ADM - The IPP Notification I-Ds will now go the IESG)

From: McDonald, Ira (imcdonald@sharplabs.com)
Date: Tue Aug 15 2000 - 22:32:28 EDT

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    Jay,

    This whole argument is _very_ odd.

    The IPP Client ALREADY has to do client-side
    localization of ALL of the names of IPP attributes
    and the keyword values for many IPP attributes.

    The IPP Printer PRESENTLY never has to do server-side
    localization of any of those.

    Therefore, the plaintext body of the simple 'mailto:'
    notification CANNOT contain really useful localized
    stuff unless the IPP Printer assumes a very significant
    additional implementation burden (e.g, full POSIX
    message catalogs with substitution parameters).

    Cheers,
    - Ira McDonald, consulting architect at Xerox and Sharp
      High North Inc

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Jay Martin [mailto:jkm@underscore.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2000 6:22 PM
    To: Hastings, Tom N
    Cc: Herriot, Robert; IETF-IPP
    Subject: Re: IPP>NOT mailto feature from IETF meeting (RE: IPP> ADM -
    The IPP Notification I-Ds will now go the IESG)

    > Does allowing the Notification Recipient [to] localize the messages make
    it more
    > desirable to require the Printer to send machine consumable upon client
    > request (in addition to the text/plain)?

    Yes, but I'll bet big money that the COSTS substantially outweigh
    the BENEFITS. Remember, you're talking some serious client-side
    installations to make this work as you describe.

    I'm not saying that your analysis isn't correct, or that your
    conclusions aren't interesting. (They are.) I just think that the
    serious client-side software situation would drive the costs so
    as to exceed the benefits.

    I'd like to hear what others thing along these lines.

            ...jay



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