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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-ipp-install-01.txt



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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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