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Internet Printing Protocol (IPP): The 'collection' attribute syntax (RFC3382)

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Original Publication Date: 2002-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Oct-02
Document File: 39 page(s) / 78K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. deBry: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

This document specifies an OPTIONAL attribute syntax called 'collection' for use with the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP/1.0 and IPP/1.1). A 'collection' is a container holding one or more named values, which are called "member" attributes. A collection allows data to be grouped like a PostScript dictionary or a Java Map. This document also specifies the conformance requirements for a definition document that defines a collection attribute. Finally, this document gives some illustrative example collection attribute definitions that are not intended as actual attribute specifications.

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Network Working Group                                           R. deBry

Request for Comments: 3382                     Utah Valley State College

Updates: 2910, 2911                                           R. Herriot

Category: Standards Track                                     Consultant

                                                             T. Hastings

                                                                 K. Ocke

                                                               P. Zehler

                                                       Xerox Corporation

                                                          September 2002

                   Internet Printing Protocol (IPP):

                   The 'collection' attribute syntax

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document specifies an OPTIONAL attribute syntax called

   'collection' for use with the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP/1.0 and

   IPP/1.1).  A 'collection' is a container holding one or more named

   values, which are called "member" attributes.  A collection allows

   data to be grouped like a PostScript dictionary or a Java Map.  This

   document also specifies the conformance requirements for a definition

   document that defines a collection attribute.  Finally, this document

   gives some illustrative example collection attribute definitions that

   are not intended as actual attribute specifications.

Table of Contents

   1 Introduction.....................................................3

   1.1 Problem Statement..............................................3

   1.2 Solution.......................................................3

   2 Terminology......................................................4

   2.1 Conformance Terminology........................................4

   2.2 Other terminology..............................................5

   3 Definition of a Collection Attribute.............................5

   3.1 Information to Include.........................................5

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