IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> DRV - Client Print Support Files

IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> DRV - Client Print Support Files

Re: IPP> DRV - Client Print Support Files Internet-Draft down-loaded

From: Hugo Parra (HPARRA@novell.com)
Date: Wed Nov 08 2000 - 12:58:33 EST

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    See my comments below.
    -Hugo

    >>> Michael Sweet <mike@easysw.com> 11/08/00 08:40AM >>>
    >
    > This list definitely isn't complete ("mips" should be "mips1",
    > "mips2", "mips3", and "mips4" at least), and I'm not sure where the
    > M6800 processor (an old 8-bit CPU) fits into the picture... ;)

    Let's add the keywords Mike suggested to the list. Thanks for the input.

    >
    > I'm also confused about the use of a MIME type for the
    > document-format value and a keyword for the file-type value...

    Michael, can you be more specific. It's not clear to me what is it that you're finding confusing.

    >
    > The policy stuff doesn't belong in the driver info - policy is
    > something an administrator will set, not the driver, and without
    > any means of authenticating that policy you're just opening yourself
    > for security risks.

    This field was added by the group in the Chicago meeting. We looked at several scenarios where a user or program would need this additional information to select the "right" print support file. The value of this field may be populated by a printer manufacturer with 'manufacturer-recommended', but is ultimately up to an administrator (or administrator tool) to populate this field with whatever value makes sense for his/her environment or leave it out all together.

    Tom, I don't remember this field being REQUIRED. My vote is for making it OPTIONAL.



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