IPP> New HTTP Methods vs POST -Reply

IPP> New HTTP Methods vs POST -Reply

IPP> New HTTP Methods vs POST -Reply

Scott A. Isaacson Scott_Isaacson at novell.com
Mon Feb 10 12:03:51 EST 1997


Scott A. Isaacson
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>>> Don Wright <don at lexmark.com> 02/07/97 10:40am >>>
> So.... what if we were to take the Microsoft approach and map
> that to HTTP POST, standardize what they are doing and
> call it SIPP (Simple Internet Printing Protocol).  Meanwhile, 
> we can continue working on the DPA-light oriented approach, 
> create new HTTP methods, and call that IPP.  

I think that we should keep with the name IPP and keep it as simple as
possible.  The print protocol (semantics and operations) should basically
be the same across all mappings on transports.  In other words there
could be a mapping of IPP on:

1. HTTP 1.0 POST
2. HTTP 1.1 POST (taking advantage of new 1.1 underlying features)
3. HTTP 1.x extended methods
4. Raw TCP
5. Internet RPCs
7. etc, etc.

In other words, lets not create two things, but one thing.  Call it IPP.  Then
as Randy and you have pointed out in later (than this) emails, propose
multiple "mapping documents".   

I am still in favor of #1 above (HTTP 1.0 POST) or protoptyping and
reasonable first step deployment.  Maybe we will learn more as we go
through the first step which will make additional choices more clear.


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