RFC 2911, "Internet Printing Protocol/1.1: Model and Semantics", September 2000
Note: This RFC has been obsoleted by RFC 8011Source of RFC: ipp (app)
Errata ID: 3072
Status: Held for Document Update
Publication Format(s) : TEXT
Reported By: Michael Sweet
Date Reported: 2012-01-04
Held for Document Update by: Barry Leiba
Section 4.2.4 says:
This attribute is relevant only if a job consists of two or more documents. This attribute MUST be supported with at least one value
It should say:
This attribute is relevant to jobs consisting of one or more documents. This attribute MUST be supported with at least one value
Per consensus of the IPP working group in the Printer Working Group, the "multiple-document-handling" attribute *is* applicable to single-document jobs since it is the only common attribute that can be used to request copy collation.
The other collation attribute ("sheet-collate" from RFC3381])interacts with "multiple-document-handling" in some non-obvious ways and requires clients and printers to support two different attributes for simple collation. The "sheet-collate" attribute also does not address how finishing options are applied to copies while "multiple-document-handling" does.