IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> REG - Proposal for "job-reci

IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> REG - Proposal for "job-reci

Re: IPP> REG - Proposal for "job-recipient-name" Job Template attribute

From: Michael Sweet (mike@easysw.com)
Date: Thu Sep 07 2000 - 20:14:56 EDT

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    "Hastings, Tom N" wrote:
    > ...
    > If the client omits this attribute in a create request, the printer
    > MAY use the "job-recipient-name-default" (name(MAX)) Printer
    > attribute value, unless it has not been configured by the
    > administrator, or MAY use the "authenticated user" name (see
    > [IPP-MOD] section 8.3), depending on implementation.
    > ...

    What if the default has not been configured? Will the -default
    attribute contain an empty string, or will it be passed as a
    no-value?

    I'm thinking this and the job-recipient-name attribute may need to
    be a type2 keyword | name(MAX), with keywords like:

        none
        administrator
        operator

    to specify no specific recipient or the current admin/operator for
    the device.

    > The "job-recipient-name-supported" (integer(0:255) Printer attribute
    > indicates the maximum length that the Printer will accept for the
    > "job-recipient-name" Job Template attribute without truncation. A
    > ...

    Since the client will likely not know how to shorten a name so that
    it remains unique, and since the recipient name will probably need
    to be a valid name on the destination system anyways, having an
    attribute that specifies the maximum number of significant characters
    isn't all that useful IMHO.

    Also, since the -supported attributes usually enumerate the supported
    values for an attribute, it might make more sense to name it
    "job-reciepient-name-max" instead.

    -- 
    ______________________________________________________________________
    Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products                  mike@easysw.com
    Printing Software for UNIX                       http://www.easysw.com
    



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