I agree with you entirely. The two tasks of "printing over HTTP" and
"Browsing/installing of IPP printers" should be kept separate. The apps
should not have to care they are printing to an IPP printer.
>From: robert.herriot at Eng.Sun.COM[SMTP:robert.herriot at Eng.Sun.COM]
>Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 1996 5:25 PM
>To: IPP at pwg.org>Subject: Re: IPP> RE: Printer Instance Creation/Installation
>>After reading Peter Zehler's document, I think that we have different
>understandings of how IPP will work on a PC. I have assumed that the
>procedure that a user follows for finding a printer is separate from
>the print operation.
>>For printer browsing, I would expect there would be some separate
>application possibly initiated through a web browser which would allow
>a user to specify printer characteristics and get back a list of
>printers. A user could then add one or more of these printers to the
>desktop. The operation of adding such a printer would install any
>necessary drivers to the PC, like any other add printer operation except
>that the drivers should come over the network and not request that the
>user insert the CD-rom.
>>When a user wishes to print from an application, I would expect that
>the list of available printers might include some IPP printers, but the
>application not need be aware of this difference. The same GDI
>API's would be supported by the IPP driver.
>>What do others think? Do you agree with my understanding or do you
>see things the way Peter does?