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: Wed Sep 20 2000 - 17:08:01 EDT

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    "Hastings, Tom N" wrote:
    > ...
    > TH> You mean you want to print a job for the operator but don't know
    > the operator's name, i.e., you want the operator to be the job
    > recipient? I'd be interested for an example situation of when an
    > end user would want to print a job for the operator.

    Example 1: a printing company has a web-based printing service that
    allows registered customers to submit files for printing. The
    operator(s) of the printing equipment need to know when a job
    comes in that required their attention (and the job is held until
    the operator readies the printer and releases it), however the
    customer does not know (and should not know) who will be doing the
    printing.

    [This is a real-world example of something that is happening right
    now...]

    Example 2: A coworker prints a document you forgot to a printer at
    the hotel you are staying at. You don't know who will be receiving
    the job, and the hotel requires a valid username or one of the
    keywords, so you have to say "operator" and include a cover page with
    the job.

    Example 3: Same as example 2, but inside a company a la fax pickup.

    Mind you, we can still do this without a keyword (just define special
    names on the server for this sort of thing), but it would be nice to
    have support for it in IPP (and not make everything we do in the
    real world an extension...)

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



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