No, you are making too many consclusions here. No once said having just
a plain browser and a plain Web server can magically realize IPP! On the
server side, you will obvisouly have to implment a CGI, ISAPI, etc. On
the client side you will have to add a driver. But the argument is that
using the existing "stock" Internet client and server software makes
implementing these components far easier than diving down to TCP
>>> > 2) Printing to a remote printer from an application on the
>> > client (eg Word, Lotus 123, etc.) requires something
>> > I'll call an IPP driver to be installed on the client. Perhaps
>>Exactly! And that was my counterargument against the "we can use
>standard Web servers and browsers." You simply cannot.
>>> > of "redirector" installed. "Push" and "Pull" printing can be
>> > accomplished from a properly written WEB page and
>> > an unassisted WEB browser, but transparent printing
>> > from an application to a WEB printer requires additional
>> > software.
>>Again, I am curious how one would implement the Push function. To the
>best of my knowledge, the only time a client would send a POST is if
>you have a FORM with ACTION="POST" and the user clicks the SUBMIT
>button. But even then the returned POST body would be of format:
>>How would you ever get an IPP message?
>>And as far as the Pull printing, the security implications and
>administrative hassle of each desktop having to run an HTTP server
>cannot be overstated.
>>> > This is consistant with the directions I have seen from
>> > several vendors working on solutions in this area. I
>> > don't think any solution (HTTP, TCP Stream, etc.) can
>> > solve the problems you mentioned without a new
>> > "IPP Driver" being installed on the client.
>>One more argument why "we can use standard Web servers and browsers"
>is simply not true and why using a TCP Stream is no harder.
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