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 - TheIPPNotification I-Ds will now go the IESG)]

From: David_Kellerman@nls.com
Date: Thu Aug 17 2000 - 14:47:59 EDT

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    > The problem with polling (with Get-Job-Attributes) is that many Printers
    > forget about a Job as soon as it has reached a final state: completed,
    > aborted, or canceled. So, on one poll you see the job is in 'processing'
    > state, and on the next poll you get 'client-error-not-found', and you have
    > no way of knowing what the final state of the Job was before it
    > disappeared.

    Okay, I'm obviously landing in the middle of a long discussion.
    Apologies if I'm covering old ground.

    What you describe is very, very sad. Anyone who's worked with
    lpr/lpd, and tried to deliver status or completion results has
    cursed this deficiency in lpr/lpd -- the completed job vanishes.
    Now here we are 25 years later, and we're propagating the same

    Moreover, we're trying to patch the problem with
    machine-readable e-mail notification? If this is important (and
    it is), let's address the underlying problem.

    And please don't anyone tell me about their $99 printer for
    remote internet printing that can't cache a reasonable amount of
    completed job status but does have the resources to deliver
    multi-part MIME e-mail. ;-)


    :: David Kellerman Northlake Software 503-228-3383
    :: david_kellerman@nls.com Portland, Oregon fax 503-228-5662

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