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This draft is a work item of the Internet Printing Protocol Working Group of the IETF.
Title : Internet Printing Protocol (IPP): Printer Installation Extension
Author(s) : H. Parra, T. Tronson, T. Hastings
Filename : draft-ietf-ipp-install-01.txt
Pages : 17
Date : 08-Nov-00
Various client platforms require that some setting up take place at the
workstation before the client can properly submit jobs to a specific
printer. This setup process is sometimes referred to as printer
installation. Most clients need some information about the printer
being installed as well as support files to complete the printer
installation. The nature of the support files varies depending on the
specific client platform, from simple configuration files to highly
sophisticated printer drivers. This document refers to these support
files as 'Client Print Support Files'. Traditionally, the selection and
installation of the correct Client Print Support Files has been error
prone. The selection and installation process can be simplified and
even automated if the workstation can learn some key information about
the printer and which sets of Client Print Support Files are available.
Such key information includes: operating system type, CPU type,
document-format (PDL), natural language, etc. This document describes
the IPP extensions that enable workstations to obtain the information
needed to perform a proper printer driver installation using IPP.
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